Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology, Information Systems (2018)
Master of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University, Library and Information Science (2008)
Master of Arts, Golden Gate University, Applied Counseling Psychology (2003)
Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Davis, Psychology
Awards and Honors:
Outstanding Faculty Research Scholar; East Carolina University, College of Education; 2022-05-09;
Crumb, L., Chambers, C., Azano, A., Hands, A., Cuthrell, K., & Avent, M. (2022). Rural cultural wealth: Dismantling deficit ideologies of rurality. Journal of Multicultural Education.
Hands, A. (2022). Public libraries: Your partner in increasing college knowledge among nontraditional prospective students. Adult Learning.
Rapchak, M., Hands, A., & Hensley, M. (2022). Moving toward equity: Experiences with ungrading. Journal of Library and Information Science.
Hands, A. (2021). Toward belonging and mutual hospitality: Decentering whiteness in the “new normal.” Reference Services Review.
Hands, A. (2020). Tapping into the assets of first-generation students during times of transition. Information and Learning Sciences.
Hands, A. & Candela, R. (2022). Educating the “Middle”: Public Library Support of Sustainable Development Goal 4. Poster presented at the Association of Science and Information Technology 85th Annual Meeting.;
Hands, A. & Candela, R. (2022). In support of adult learners: An examination of one civic institution in central Appalachia. Poster presented at the Appalachian Studies Association conference at West Virginia University.;
Hands, A. & Candela, R. (2022). Positing a role for public libraries in expanding higher education access. Presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference.;
Hands, A. & Candela, R. (2022). Supporting college-bound patrons in Central Appalachia. Presentation presented at the LibsWork Meeting on Workforce Development.;
Public Library Support of College Literacy in Appalachia; Federal; Institute of Museum and Library Services; Continuing; (09/01/2021-08/31/2024)
Planning Committee, Virginia Tech Faculty Women of Color Academy 11/01/2022-04/30/2023
Past-Chair, ALA Library Research Round Table 08/01/2022-06/30/2023
Member, ALSC Batchelder Book Award Committee 07/01/2022-06/30/2023