Alex R. Hodges is the Director of the Monroe C. Gutman Library at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he is also Lecturer on Education. He serves on the Harvard Library Leadership Team and as a member of the HGSE leadership. From 2004-2017, Alex served as a tenured faculty member at American University in Washington, DC. During that time, he was associate director for instruction and research services, curriculum materials and education librarian, and affiliate associate professor of education in the AU School of Education. He taught educational technology integration, social media literacy, and children's literature courses in the teacher education program from 2008-2017. Alex continues to hold a teaching faculty appointment at the AU School of Education as adjunct associate professor.
Prior to 2004, Alex worked within library systems at the National Gallery of Art, the University of Maryland, College Park, and at the University of Florida. Outside of Harvard, Alex is an ABD doctoral candidate in educational technology at the University of Florida's College of Education. His dissertation research and other scholarship focuses on the intersections of information literacy and digital scholarship within library instruction. In addition to his Master of Library Science degree, Alex holds a graduate certificate in TESOL and applied linguistics.