Acting Department Head, Library & Archives and Librarian (Bishop White Committee Library of East Asia)
Interests: Japanese Buddhist and Christian art, Japanese popular culture, East Asian book history and bibliography
BA, Asian Studies, Cornell University, 2000
MA, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 2002
Ph.D., East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania, 2007
MISt, Library and Information Science, University of Toronto, 2009
After earning his doctorate in Japanese studies, Dr. Dionisio came to Canada in 2007 to attend library school at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information. Before joining the ROM in 2015, Dr. Dionisio was Assistant Librarian at Upper Canada College in charge of technical services. He is also a sessional instructor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information where he teaches courses on advanced cataloguing, comic books, and book history.