Lewis Guodo Liu, Ph.D.
Dr. Lewis Guodo Liu received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1993, specializing in economics of education and international and comparative studies. He also earned a Master of Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in information science and a Master of Business Administration from Niagara University.
Dr. Liu worked as adjunct economics professor and business information specialist at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, teaching economic growth seminars to graduate students in economics and providing business information service from 1995 to 1999. During this time period, Dr. Liu published a number of books including Global Economic Growth: Theories, Research, Studies, and Annotated Bibliography 1950-1997 (Greenwood Press), Internet Resources and Services for International Business (Orxy Press), and The Internet and Library and Information Services: A Review, Analysis, and Annotated Bibliography (The University of Illinois Press).
In 1999, Dr. Liu moved to New York City and started working at Baruch College of the City University of New York (CUNY) as associate professor and business information specialist, teaching courses in business information research, macroeconomics, and financial information research seminars to undergraduate and graduate students. In 2005, Dr. Liu was promoted to full professor. At CUNY-Baruch, Prof. Liu focuses on his research on economics of information and business information. He authored, coauthored, and edited a number of books and journals and published numerous articles in these areas including Internet Resources and Services for International Finance and Investment (Oryx Press), The Internet and Library and Information Services: Issues and Trends (Greenwood Press), The Role and Impact of the Internet on Library and Information Services (Greenwood Press), and Library Trends: Economics of Libraries (The University of Illinois Press). He is also the series editor of Oryx Press’s Global Guides to Internet Business Resources Series including the following books Internet Resources and Services for Real Estate, Internet Resources and Services for Marketing, Internet Resources and Services for International Business, and Internet Resources and Services for Finance and Investment.
Dr. Liu has made original contributions to his profession. He pioneered the economic theory of academic research libraries and developed econometric methodologies for measuring performance of academic research libraries that provide multi-products and multi-services. He also pioneered the studies on the role of informational institutions such as libraries in economic growth of countries both theoretically and empirically. Prof. Liu broke a new ground in teaching undergraduate students the empirical research process emphasizing developing students’ critical thinking skills by utilizing the state of art of financial and economic research information system. His teaching methodology was recognized by the Academy of Business Education, which published his article on this particular teaching practice.
Dr. Liu’s books were highly recommended for improving teaching, research, and information service by authoritative review publications. For example, on his Global Economic Growth book, Choice commented “It was designed to help graduate students cope with the literature; by focusing on seminal works it accomplishes that goal well....Indexes by author, subject, country, cross-country comparisons, and cross-continent and worldwide research focus guarantee the volume's usefulness....Highly recommended for graduate-level collections in economics and international development.”
On his Internet Resources and Services for International Business, Choice commented “...convenient for users seeking information on a single country....very detailed subject index is most helpful....Because many Internet sites are short-lived or not routinely updated, Liu gives preference to government and university sites, which are deemed more stable and reliable.... Most libraries will need only one guide, and Liu's is sufficient. Recommended for any collection serving businesses or students interested in international business.” Library Review wrote “...this comprehensive resource will help individuals and organizations easily and quickly pinpoint specific business information on any country.... Especially useful to new surfers and those who are pressed for time; recommended for international and general collections.”
On his Internet Resources and Services for International Finance and Investment book, Choice wrote “Recommended for any collection serving businesses or students interested in international business” and Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship commented “...solid resource directory for international finance and investment. It provides access to a large number of potentially valuable and hard-to-find-sites... an extremely useful tool for global investment resources… recommend this resource to those who need a guide to finance and investment resources. It is especially useful for perusing to gain a clearer picture of the scope of information available across countries. This resource is a worthwhile addition to a business collection with an international scope.”
On his book The Internet and Library and Information Services Issues, Trends, and Annotated Bibliography, Library Journal wrote “Liu...has compiled an excellent bibliography of literature on the Internet and libraries...this work includes entries for 1,161 journal articles, books, dissertations, conference proceedings, and government reports...A useful tool for anyone researching the impact of the Internet on libraries, this is recommended for professional collections and academic libraries serving library science programs.”
On his book The Role and Impact of the Internet on Library and Information Services, Association of College & Research Libraries commented “...useful to researchers because of its theoretical nature and extensive bibliographies. Books such as this one that give an overview of the Internet's impact on libraries and include essays written by researchers, as well as practitioners, are especially important for all library and information science collections.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship wrote “A good volume to lay the foundations of how the preconceptions of existing library practice ought to be challenges, and should be considered by all library practitioners.”
Professor Liu received the State University of New York at Buffalo’s Teaching and Research fellowships from 1986 to 1989 and the 2003, 2004, and 2005 Faculty Recognition Awards for the Scholarly and Creative Achievements at the City University of New York at Baruch. In 2007, he was selected and included in Who’s Who Among American Teachers and Educators as one of our nation's most respected teachers.
Dr. Liu’s hobbies include playing the piano, swimming, skiing, and basketball. Prof. Liu can be reached at the following address:
151 East 25 Street, Room 230, Library Building, Baruch College/CUNY, New York, NY 10010
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