Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology, Information Systems (2018)
Master of Arts, Golden Gate University, Applied Counseling Psychology
Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Davis, Psychology
Master of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University, Library and Information Science
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. (2023). Rural cultural wealth: Dismantling deficit ideologies of rurality. Journal of Multicultural Education.
Hands, A. (2023). Public libraries: Your partner in increasing college knowledge among nontraditional prospective students. Adult Learning.
Rapchak, M., Hands, A., & Hensley, M. (2023). Moving toward equity: Experiences with ungrading. Journal of Education in 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. (2023). Public libraries: A viable partner for college access in Appalachia. Poster presented at the Appalachian Studies Association conference at Ohio University.;
Hands, A. (2023). "You Sound Like a Ph.D. Student“: Manifestations of Encouragement for Prospective Doctoral Students. Paper presented at the 2023 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.;
Hands, A. (2023). “I won’t lie. I’m pretty anti-Twitter”: LIS students’ perceptions toward the use of Twitter. Poster presented at the ASIS&T 2023 Mid-Year Conference.;
Hands, A. (2023). Crisis as a catalyst for change: Exploring care-centered pedagogical practices for all times. Paper presented at the 2023 DECriS Conference in Osijek, Croatia.;
Hands, A. (2023). Facets of encouragement in the pre-doctoral experience. Paper presented at the 2023 Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) Conference in Osijek, Croatia.;
Positioning LIS Students for Career Success; Foundation and Research Organization; Association for Library and Information Science Education; Awarded; (09/30/2023-08/31/2024)
Public Library Support of College Literacy in Appalachia; Federal; Institute of Museum and Library Services; Continuing; (09/01/2021-08/31/2024)
Planning Committee Member and Moderator of the Signature Leadership Panel, Virginia Tech Faculty Women of Color in the Academy Conference 11/01/2022-04/30/2023
Member, ALSC Batchelder Book Award Committee 07/01/2022-06/30/2023
Past-Chair, ALA Library Research Round Table 07/01/2022-06/30/2023