Dr. Bernardo Pohl conducted an interview with Ms. Valerie Wade, the library’s historian and oral archivist, to discuss the library’s history, partnerships, and vital role in the community.

Author Biography

Bernardo Pohl, Ed.D. is an Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Houston-Downtown. He currently teaches critical issues in social studies and social studies methods. Previously, he was a special education and social studies teacher at Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District in Northwest Houston for 10 years. He earned his Doctorate in Education from University of Houston-Main. His research interests include teacher retention and attrition, social studies pedagogy, and ethical and moral issues in special education.