Dr. Riter is an assistant professor in SLIS.  His research interests focus on the history and foundations of archival and documentary editing practices.  He regularly teaches courses on archives, archival appraisal, archival description and a variety of core classes.


  • PhD, Library and Information Science (Archival Studies), University of Pittsburgh, 2011.
  • Certificate in Special Collections, Midwest Book & Manuscript Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010.
  • Course Certificate, Introduction to the Principles of Bibliographic Description, Rare Book School (University of Virginia), 2009.
  • MLIS, Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh, 2005.
  • BA, English Literature, University of Cincinnati, 2004.



Awards and Honors

  • Phi Kappa Phi, University of Alabama, 2011.
  • Margaret Mary “Peg” Corbett Award, University of Pittsburgh, 2010.
  • Beta Phi Mu, University of Pittsburgh, 2007.
  • Managing Electronic Records Student Scholarship, Cohasset Associates, Inc., 2007.

Recent Service Activities

  • University Awards Committee, Member, 2011- 2014.
  • Faculty Adviser, University of Alabama Student Chapter of the Society of American Archivists, 2010-

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