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LRC Staff

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Legal Research Center
3320 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

General Information
Phone: 215.571.4772
Fax: 215.571.4768

Reference Desk
Phone: 215.571.4771


Professor Mark P. BernsteinMark Bernstein (email:; 215.571.4770; Room L365) is the Director of the Legal Research Center and a Professor of Law. Professor Bernstein joined Drexel in 2009 and teaches Advanced Legal Research in the J.D. program as well as Legal Research and Analysis in the Masters of Legal Studies program. He has served as a member of the Faculty Senate and is a member of the Law School's senior staff and a member of the Long Range planning committee. He is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries and in 2011 co-chaired the Local Arrangements Committee of the annual meeting held in Philadelphia. Bernstein’s publications include articles on the evolution of the law library, the impact of law specialization on library services and qualitative methods for evaluating the value of a library. He received the AALL Spectrum article of the year award in 2008 for his 2007 publication, "One Size Fits All No More: The Impact of Law Specialization on Library Services".

John CannanJohn Cannan (e-mail:; 215.571.4777; Room L310) is a Research and Instructional Services Librarian. He received his law degree from the University of Maryland, School of Law and practiced historic preservation and land use law in Baltimore.  After obtaining his MLS from the University of Maryland, College of Library and Information Science, he was assistant law librarian at the Montgomery County (MD) Circuit Court Law Library and then a legal information analyst with the Law Library of Congress.  He is a frequent writer on legal and legal research topics and  author of “Are Public Law Librarians Immune from Suit? Muddying the Already Murky Waters of Law Librarian Liability,” which was published in the Law Library Journal.  His current research interests are legal information services for self represented litigants, legislative history, Web 2.0 and judicial rules.

Margaret DeFeliceMargaret DeFelice (email:; 215.571.4724; Room L361) is the Collection and Access Services Assistant. She received her B.A. in English from Holy Family University where she was a library work-study student for four years. She was the Circulation Assistant at Holy Family University before obtaining her new position at the Legal Research Center. 

Patrick GaronPatrick Garon (email:; 215.571.4733; Room L313) is the Access Services Evening Supervisor.  A graduate of Boston College, he spent six years in a similar position at the LSU Health Sciences Center Library in New Orleans.  He has an All But Thesis postgraduate education in Mass Communication/Media Studies from Louisiana State University, and at Drexel he has taken several postgraduate courses in Library Science. Patrick has been with the Legal Research Center since 2007.

David HaendlerDavid Haendler (email:; 215.571.4776; Room L311) is a Research and Instructional Services Librarian. He received his B.A. from Swarthmore College, his law degree from the University of Chicago, and his Master’s in Library & Information Science from Drexel University’s College of Computing and Informatics. David practiced law for approximately ten years before becoming a law librarian, specializing in product liability, securities fraud, and derivative litigation. He has worked in various roles at the Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, and Drexel law libraries.

Jessica Hsin-WilsonJessica Hsin-Wilson  (email:; 215.571.4796; Room L361) moved to Philadelphia from New York and is the Serials & Acquisitions Librarian for the Legal Research Center. She received her M.L.I.S. from Drexel University College of Information Science and Technology, an M.A. degree in Bilingual School Counseling and B.S. in Sociology from New York University. Prior to joining the Kline School of Law, Jessica worked at the New York University Library. In her free time Jessica loves travel, food, music, and many outdoor activities.  

Beth HuxtaBeth Huxta (email:; 215.571.4820; Room L313) is the Access Services Day Supervisor for the Legal Research Center. She holds a BA in English from Temple University and a Master of Science in Library & Information Science from Drexel University's College of Information Science and Technology.

Francis Lotuaco  (email:; 215.571.4727; Room L366) is the Accounts Payable/Administrative Assistant  for the Legal Research Center.

Joan MazuchowskiJoan Mazuchowski (email:; 215.571.4781; Room L364) is the Head of Collection Services for the Legal Research Center.  She is a 2001 graduate of Drexel University’s College of Information and Science Technology.  Her most recent law library experience was seven years of serving as the Collection Development Librarian at Jenkins Law Library.

Lindsay SteussyLindsay Steussy (email:; 215.571.4774; Room L312) is a Research and Instructional Services Librarian. She received her law degree from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she was a law library fellow and worked in the reference department. Before law school, she received a Master of Library Science degree from Indiana University-Bloomington (as well as a Master’s degree in Medieval History), after which she worked at the University of Colorado-Boulder in the Technical Services department. Lindsay teaches Business Law, Tax Law, and Foreign & International Legal Research courses