Donald Westbrook

Donald Westbrook

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Dr. Donald Westbrook is a researcher and author interested in the history of libraries, archives, and information studies. Westbrook received his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University and MLIS from San Jose State University's iSchool, where he teaches classes on American library history and historical research methods. In addition to professional experience in academic libraries and non-profit organizations, he has taught history and religious studies courses at UCLA, Cal State Fullerton, the University of South Florida, and in 2019/2020 held a postdoctoral research fellowship at San Diego State University's Special Collections & University Archives.


PhD Claremont Graduate University
MLIS San Jose State University

Areas Of Specialization

American Religious History
Information and Society / Culture
History of Libraries and Library Science
History of Information Studies

Recent Courses

YearSemesterCourse NumberCourseSyllabus
2021SpringINF 386History of Information and Society History of Information In The United States
2020FallINF 386History of Information and Society History of Information in the United States