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Michael S. Fitts

Michael S. Fitts

Assistant Dean for User Access & Diversity, University of Alabama - Birmingham
Michael S. Fitts, a native of Huntsville, AL is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean for User Access & Diversity at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB Libraries). Michael has a B.S. in Management from Miles College and a Masters in Library & Information Sciences from the University of Alabama. In 2001, he became the first African American faculty member of the Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences and in 2015 became both the first African American Assistant Director and Assistant Dean. Throughout the majority of his career, Michael has been active in serving those that are underrepresented. In his free time, Michael enjoys photography, thrifting and movies. In addition to his 20+ year career with UAB, Michael has become an advocate and a cooperative example of humanitarianism. His personal passion is to educate individuals (i.e. young-onset and people of color) on how to successfully live with Parkinson’s disease, a condition that Mr. Fitts was diagnosed with in 2011, at the age of 38.


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