Dr. Stewart's areas of professional and academic interest include management and leadership, organizational culture, evolving library mission, space planning and design, and library assessment. His book, The Academic Library Building in the Digital Age: A Study of Construction, Planning, and Design of New Library Space was published by the Association of College and Research Libraries, and his research and commentary have appeared in several scholarly and professional journals. He is the former editor-in-chief of World Libraries, and also served on the editorial board of the Journal of Academic Librarianship as editor of the journal's case studies column. He has spoken at academic and professional conferences in the United States, Europe and Mexico, and has consulted libraries on issues ranging from strategic planning to program review. He has served on the boards of numerous library organizations, including the Library Partnership Trust, the Black Metropolis Research Consortium, two terms as president of the Evanston (IL) Public Library Board of Trustees, as treasurer of the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) and as chair of LLAMA's Buildings and Equipment Section. He earned his Ed.D from University of Pennsylvania, his MBA from Illinois Institute of Technology, his MLIS from Dominican University, and his BA in political science from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to joining the MMLIS program at USC, he was an associate professor in the School of Information Studies at Dominican University. Before he began his teaching career, he served as Dean of Libraries at Illinois Institute of Technology.