Who I am

I am the College of Wooster's Digital Scholarship Librarian and the Director of its Collaborative Research Environment (CoRE). As the former, I partner with library colleagues, faculty, and students as we explore digital technologies and resources for our teaching and research. In my capacity as the latter, I collaborate with campus stakeholders to build CoRE into an environment that is not only for collaborative research, but is one in which students' process-based projects provide an ever-evolving backdrop. Additionally, I offer a course in Digital Humanities meanings and methods at the College.

Most recently 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.

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Curriculum Vitae

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Recent Professional Experience

Five Colleges of Ohio, Libraries
Mellon Digital Scholar
September 2013 - July 2016

Cultivate a fertile environment for digital scholarship in our consortium of liberal arts colleges; work with faculty to plan and develop curricular and collaborative digital projects; identify specialists and build multidisciplinary project teams

Texas A&M University, IDHMC
Book Historian, Project Manager for eMOP
August 2012 - August 2013

Developed, with Cushing Library's Curator of Rare Books, the protocols by which the project identifies and deploys sixteenth- through early eighteenth-century typefaces; consulted with technologists and other researchers on early modern typeface; organized eMOP's conversations across continents and disciplines

Texas A&M University, English Department
Postdoctoral Lecturer
August 2011 - August 2012

Taught Shakespeare (upper-level), English Lit. Survey (to ca.1800), and Intro to Literature

Rutgers University-Camden, English Department
Lecturer
Fall 2010

Taught courses in Shakespeare (upper-level)

Education

Ph.D., Texas A&M University
English Literature
December 2009

Dissertation entitled "Authors, Audiences, and Elizabethan Prologics," directed by Dr. James L. Harner.

M.A., University of Virginia
English Literature
May 2004

Thesis entitled "'Wote ye not I com before': Prologues in Early English Drama, directed by Dr. Clare Kinney.

B.A., University of Virginia
English Luterature
May 1999