As the AD for Digital Learning, I work with the library's Digital Learning team as we consult with faculty and students on digital projects and pedagogies, collaborate with library colleagues to build sustainable platforms and practices for digital scholarship, and connect this work to our collective vision for the Library of the Future.
Previously I served as the College of Wooster's Digital Scholarship Librarian and the Director of its Collaborative Research Environment (CoRE). As the former, I partnered with library colleagues, faculty, and students as we explored digital technologies and resources for our teaching and research. In my capacity as the latter, I collaborated with campus stakeholders to build CoRE into an environment that was not only for collaborative research, but was one in which students' process-based projects provide an ever-evolving backdrop. Additionally, I offered a course in Digital Humanities meanings and methods at the College.
Before joining the College of Wooster, I was the Mellon Digital Scholar for The Five Colleges of Ohio, working under the auspices of the Digital Scholarship: Projects & Pedagogy grant, which was generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. As the Ohio Five Digital Scholar, I worked with librarians and faculty across the five colleges to help small, often interdepartmental teams to imagine, plan, and develop digital pedagogical projects. Before joining the Ohio Five I was a book historian and project manager on the Early Modern OCR Project (eMOP), a Mellon-funded initiative centered at my alma mater, Texas A&M University.
Since earning my PhD from A&M in 2009, I've joked that I've somehow managed to do things that interest me and stay employed. That's still true today, of course, and I often find opportunities to draw upon the work of my dissertation on early modern (mostly Eizabethan) plays and playwrights. I am always eager to talk about the connections between the material book and the digital, especially the ways in which an understanding of the former can facilitate a broader conceptualization of the latter.