Associate Dean, Professor of Law, and Law Library Director
B.A., Brigham Young University
M.L.S., Brigham Young University
LL.B., University of Western Ontario
J.D., University of New Mexico
M.B.A., Lincoln Memorial University
Courses taught: Legal Research, I, II, & III; Negotiation, Interviewing, and Counseling
Prior to joining LMU Law in 2009, Dean Gordon Russell was the founding Associate Dean for Library and Information Technology and Professor of Law at Charleston School of Law. For more than 10 years, he has taught legal research in offshore tax online for the International Off Shore Tax LL.M. program directed by William Byrnes.
Russell received his B.A. and M.L.S. from Brigham Young University, LL.B. from University of Western Ontario, J.D. from the University of New Mexico, and MBA from Lincoln Memorial University. He has served on a number of ABA Site Team Evaluations and is currently Chair of the AALL-Academic Law Libraries SIS CALI committee. He was a member of the AALL Academic Law Library Special Interest Section’s Task Force on the ABA Standards Review. As a member of the ABA Legal Education Law School Facilities Committee, Russell was involved in the planning of the ABA Bricks and Bytes Conference, March 2010 in Philadelphia and March 2012 in San Diego.
Ann Walsh Long
Head of Research & Digital Collections, Assistant Professor of Law
B.A. Colorado College
M.S.L.S. Catholic University
J.D. Lincoln Memorial University, Duncan School of Law
Courses taught: Legal Research, I, II, & III, Advanced Legal Research
Ann Walsh Long was a founding member of the Lincoln Memorial University School of Law Library. With more than 25 years of experience, Ann has worked in the government setting at the EPA, in the private sector at several large law firms, and in the academic setting at the West Virginia University College of Law. She has written numerous articles and presented regionally and nationally on current trends in law libraries and recently authored A Short & Happy Gide to Advanced Legal Research (West Academic 2020). Long received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Lawyering Skills I in 2010 and the AALL Spectrum Article of the Year Award in 2000. She was also featured in Law Librarian Blog’s Spotlight on Law Librarians in 2006. She received her J.D. from Lincoln Memorial University School of Law, her M.S.L.S. from the Catholic University of America, and her B.A. from Colorado College.
Student Services and Assessment Librarian, Assistant Professor of Law
B.A., Freed-Hardeman University
J.D., University of Memphis
M.B.A., Bryan College
M.S.I.S., University of Tennessee
Courses taught: Legal Research I, II, III and MEE Skills
Bianca White has worked with law libraries for eight years. Prior to this experience Bianca worked as a labor and employment attorney. She has presented CLEs on a number of topics from legal research to discovery. She received a J.D. from University of Memphis School of Law. While in law school Bianca participated in moot court competitions. Bianca received the Excellency in Trial Advocacy award and scholarship and the CALI award for Trial Advocacy. Bianca most recently obtained in Masters in Information Science from the University of Tennessee where she continues to conduct research in the area of legal reference services and Access to Justice.