University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI
M.A., Library Science and Information Studies (2009)
Appalachian State University, Boone NC
B.S., Political Science (2004)
University of Pennsylvania, School of Arts and Sciences (SAS), Philadelphia, PA
Advanced Certificate in Neuroscience
Princeton Management Development Certificate (Enrolled 2021)
Princeton University, Princeton NJ
Behavioral Sciences Librarian, Aug 2018 – Present
Liaison Librarian to the Department of Psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute.
Created a comprehensive outreach program consisting of physically and digitally embedded librarianship, instruction, and teaching and research support.
Collaborated with Princeton faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate students on systematic reviews, meta-analyses, data collection, publications, digital resources, and grants. (see below for details)
Fund manager of a +$720,000 collections budget for the behavioral sciences.
Created, managed and led the Princeton University Library’s innovative Citizen Science @ Princeton program to support research using crowd-sourced data collection.
Led the planning group for Princeton University Library’s Systematic Review Service for rigorous, transparent, and reproducible systematic reviews and meta-analyses across the sciences and social sciences.
Co-founded and co-led the Open Research Steering Committee with the aim of developing strategic priorities and coordinating services, tools, and campus partners in support of open science principles and practices.
Organized and led employee affinity groups for Professional Research Support and Dismantling Whiteness in Libraries and Librarianship
Organized and led the Princeton-Rutgers ReproducibiliTea, a journal club for reproducible science in collaboration with the Department of Psychology.
Provided personal research support in the form of one-on-one research consultations with faculty, students, and researchers and through participation in the Personal Librarian program and the Princeton Writing Program.
Provided formal in-depth information literacy instruction through workshops, guest lectures, clinics, and information sessions.
Responsible for the collection development policy, purchases, and maintenance of Princeton University’s behavioral science collections.
Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Librarian, Feb 2016 – Aug 2018
Liaison Librarian to the School of Psychology, School of Counselling, and the Barbara Solomon School of Human Services and Social Work
Created a comprehensive outreach program for 3 schools, 12 Program Directors and 200+ full-time and part-time faculty.
Supported course development and scaffolding of information literacy objectives.
Delivered information literacy instruction through guides, modules, live webinars, and face to face sessions.
Developed research support services for psychology, counseling, human services, and social work.
Provided one-on-one research consultations with faculty and students.
Managed general reference services through Ask A Librarian via email, phone, and chat.
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection, Audiovisual Archives
Volunteer Librarian, Oct 2012 – May 2013
Led the project for researching, organizing, describing, and archiving approximately 2,500 photographs in the Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection housed in Audio-Visual Archives at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum.
Featured on Public Radio International’s The World “Photos of Ernest Hemingway’s ‘Dangerous Summer’” August 2013.
Awarded the Wiedman Outstanding Volunteer Service Award by the David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, May 2014
Providence Athenaeum, Providence Rhode Island
Library Technician, Jan 2012 – Feb 2013
Responsible for patron services at the second oldest private membership library in the United States.
Developed and led programing for National Novel Writing Month.
Participated in collection development projects including accessioning, deaccessioning, and managing gifts.
Hathaway Library, Audubon Society of Rhode Island. Providence Rhode Island
Volunteer Librarian, Aug 2011 – Feb 2013
Managed the Hathway Library’s collections, policy, processes, cataloging, and patron services.
Developed and led library policy and patron services.
Maintained the 4,000-volume collection of monographs, historical records, and government documents.
Accessioned and cataloged all new materials according to a unique Hathaway Library classification system.
Walden University, Minneapolis MN
Institutional Review Board (IRB), Non-affiliate voting member, Jan 2011 – Feb 2016
Served as a non-affiliate voting member of the Institutional Review Board
Reviewed, evaluated, and approved research proposals in the social and behavioral sciences, education, and nursing.
Completed National Institutes of Health certificate in Protecting Human Research Participants
University of Liverpool, Liverpool United Kingdom
Institutional Ethics Committee, Non-affiliate voting member, Jan 2011 – Feb 2016
Served as a non-affiliate voting member of the Institutional Ethics Committee
Reviewed, evaluated, and approved research proposals in the social and behavioral sciences, education, and health sciences.
Completed National Institutes of Health certificate in Protecting Human Research Participants
European Regional Support Library, Heidelberg Germany
Practicum Student, Sept 2008 – Dec 2008
Completed a 20-hour a week practicum study at the central research library of the US Army Europe library system.
Sullivan Library, US Army Garrison Mannheim, Germany
Library Technician (GS-4), Dec 2004 – Jan 2006
Managed patron services, circulation, and programming at the sole English-language library for the United States Garrison Mannheim community.
Princeton University Library, Indigenous Studies Working Group, 2021 - present
Princeton University Library, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement Working Group, 2021 - present
Princeton University Library, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Steering Committee, 2020 - Present
Princeton University Library, Open Research Steering Committee, Co-chair, 2020 - Present
Princeton University Library, Princeton Data Commons User Experience (UX) Group 2019 - Present
Princeton University Library, Library Education and Teaching Committee, member 2019 - Present
Princeton University Library, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, Oct 2018 - Apr 2018
Princeton University Library, Peter B. Lewis Science Library Space Assessment Taskforce, November 2018 - Present
Walden University Library, Pedagogy, Design, and Resources Across the Curriculum Working Group, Chair, Feb 2018- August 2018
Professional Service Service
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Education and Behavioral Sciences (EBSS) Psychology Committee Member, 2019-2021
Center for Open Science Ambassador, 2020-present
American Libraries Association, Member, 2016 - present
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Member, 2018- Present
Education and Behavioral Sciences (EBSS) Member 2018-present
Special Library Association (SLA), Member, 2018 - present
Grants and Awards
Princeton Initiative for Data-Driven Social Science Grant, “Prejudice Reduction: Creating an Open Repository of ‘What Works’ from Experimental Research.” with Betsy Levy Paluck, 2020-2021 ($17,000)
Wiedman Outstanding Volunteer Service Award presented by the Archivist of the United States, (May 2014)
[Preprint] Levitis, E., Gould van Praag, C. D., Gau, R., Heunis, S., DuPre, E., Kiar, G., … Maumet, C. (2021, March 23). Centering inclusivity in the design of online conferences. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/vj5tu
[Preprint] Topor, M., Pickering, J. S., Barbosa Mendes, A., Bishop, D. V. M., Büttner, F. C., Henderson, E. L., … Westwood, S. J. (2020, December 14). An integrative framework for planning and conducting Non-Interventional, Reproducible, and Open Systematic Reviews (NIRO-SR). https://doi.org/10.31222/osf.io/8gu5z
Topor, M., Pickering, J. S., Barbosa Mendes, A., Bishop, D. V. M., Büttner, F. C., Henderson, E. L., … Westwood, S. J. (2020, December 14). Non-Interventional, Reproducible, and Open (NIRO) Systematic Review guidelines. https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/F3BRW
Paula P. Brooks, Elizabeth A. McDevitt, Anne C. Mennen, Matteo Visconti di Oleggio Castello, & Samuel A. Nastase. (2020, February 26). Princeton Handbook for Reproducible Neuroimaging (Version v0.1.0). Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3688789
Baek, S., Testerman, M. M., & Emberson, L. (2020). Attrition Rate in fNIRS-Based Infant Cognitive Neuroscience: A Meta-Analysis. Retrieved from osf.io/uc436
Paluck, E. L., Porat, R., Clark, C. S., & Green, D. P. (2021). Prejudice reduction: Progress and challenges. Annual Review of Psychology, 72(1), 533-560. doi:10.1146/annurev-psych-071620-030619
[Preprint] The Princeton Open Ventilation Monitor Collaboration, Bourrianne, P., Chidzik, S., Cohen, D., Elmer, P., Hallowell, T., Kilbaugh, T. J., Lange, D., Leifer, A. M., Marlow, D. R., Meyers, P. D., Normand, E., Nunes, J., Oh, M., Page, L., Periera, T., Pivarski, J., Schreiner, H., Stone, H. A., … Tully, C. (2020). Inexpensive multi-patient respiratory monitoring system for helmet ventilation during COVID-19 pandemic. In bioRxiv. medRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.06.29.20141283
PaperClassification Natural Language Processing for Systematic Reviews [Under development]
Database of prejudice reduction literature [grant awarded, in development, 2020-2021]
Princeton Brain Development Project, NeuroProgress.org [Under development, 2020]
Testerman, M., Topor, M., Pickering, J., Groen, M. (2020) Improving data synthesis with open and reproducible approaches. Presented at the annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Open Science Room, Virtual.
Testerman, M. (2020) #AcademicTwitter for Subject Librarians. Presentation at the annual conference of the Special Library Association, Charlotte, NC.
Testerman, M. (2019) Donate Your Brain to Science: Participating in Human Subjects Research. Presented at Princeton University Library, Princeton, NJ.
Testerman, M. (2020) Reproducible Data Collection for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.
Citizen Science Day 2020, Princeton University
Citizen Science Day 2019, Princeton University
Testerman, M. (2019) Donate Your Brain to Science: Participating in Human Subjects Research. Presented at Nerd Nite Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.
Ernest Hemingway’s “Dangerous Summer.” (2013). The World from Public Radio International. Retrieved June 26, 2020, from https://www.pri.org/stories/2013-08-12/photos-ernest-hemingways-dangerous-summer
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
Indigenous Studies Working Group, Princeton University Library, Member, March 2021-present
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement Working Group, Princeton University Library, Chair, Feb 2021-present
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Steering Committee, Princeton University Library, Member, Sept 2020-present.
Dismantling Whiteness in Libraries and Librarianship Journal Club, Princeton University Library, Facilitator, 2020
Hack4BlackLives: Wikipedia edit-a-thon to increase the number and quality of entries for Black scientists and academics, Participant, June 2020.
Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, Princeton University Library, Member, Oct 2018 - Apr 2018
Contributed to the Diversity Statement for the Princeton University Library that outlines a road map for anti-racist and inclusive structural changes at the institutional level.
Contributed to the Charge for a permanent Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Steering Committee.
Contributed to recommendations to the Library Leadership Team (LLT) for a multi-year Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan.
Allyship to Impact, Virtual (2020)
Fostering a Culture of Inclusion for Employees, Princeton University (2020)
Dismantling Institutional Racism at Your Library: From Theory to Practice, Niche Academy (2020)
Ally Project: Supporting LGBT Students Staff and Faculty, Princeton University (2019)
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, Volunteer Librarian, Oct 2012 – May 2013
Audubon Society of Rhode Island, Volunteer Librarian, Aug 2011 – Feb 2013
People Serving People, Minneapolis MN, Short-term housing volunteer, 2017
Stall Catchers, Citizen Science Project for Alzheimer’s research, 2019 [Preprint]
The COVID Tracking Project, Data Entry, Data Quality, Mapping Impact, Nov 2020 - present