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.
Before joining the College, 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.