Misa Mi has over 28 years of experience working in higher education and different library settings. She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and a medical librarian at the medical library of the medical school. She is the recipient of the Catching the Rising Star Award, Research Award, and Publication Award by the Hospital Libraries Section of the Medical Library Association, Leadership Scholarship from the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, the Outstanding Academic Contribution Award from the Department of Family Medicine of the University of Toledo College of Medicine, and the Outstanding Scholar Award from the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. She has also won awards and grants from the National Institute of Health National Library of Medicine and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Research Institute. She has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters in books. She frequently presents and conducts workshops on topics related to information literacy education and instructional technology at local, regional, and national professional association meetings. She is a certified senior member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals of the Medical Library Association. Misa earned a doctorate from the College of Education at Wayne State University, a master’s of library & information science from Wayne State University, and a master’s in teaching from Oakland University. She completed her training in the Program for Health Professions Educators, a highly regarded professional development program, at the Harvard Macy Institute, Harvard University. 

  • Program for Educators in the Healthcare Professions, Harvard Macy Institute, Harvard University
  • PhD, Wayne State University
  • MLIS, Wayne State University
  • MA, Oakland University
  • BA, Guizhou Normal University


Senior Member, Academy of Health Information Professionals, Medical Library Association, 2005-
Leadership Certificate (8 courses), Executive Center for Global Competitiveness, College of Business and Innovation, University of Toledo, 2010-2011
International Evidence-Based Clinical 

Institutional Services

  • Secretary, Faculty Assembly
  • Chair, Committee on Capstone Projects
  • Curriculum Committee Program Evaluation Subcommittee
  • Faculty Development Task Force
  • Search Committees
  • Advisory Board for the Center for Excellence for Learning and Teaching of Oakland University

Professional Memberships/Services

  • Association of Educational Communications and Technology
  • International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE)
  • Association of American Medical Colleges 
  • Central Group on Educational Affairs 
  • Libraries in Medical Education Special Interest Group
  • Medical Library Association
  • Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association
  • Metropolitan Detroit Medical Library Group