Meet the 2017 Liaisons
Brooke is the Instructional Technology Librarian at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, IA. She collaborates with faculty across the disciplines to develop and implement classroom assignments which incorporate technology, and supports students and staff in a variety of technology-related projects. She also oversees the campus media lab.
Wordpress, Omeka + Neatline + Curatescape, CartoDB, Leaflet.js, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere
Mackenzie Brooks is Assistant Professor and Digital Humanities Librarian at Washington and Lee University. She teaches courses on digital humanities and coordinates Washington and Lee’s DH Mellon Grant. Previously, she worked as Metadata Librarian at Washington and Lee and at Loyola University Chicago.
As Digital Humanities Librarian, I work with faculty and students to assess and select the appropriate digital methodology for their research and teaching goals. I regularly use the following: WordPress, Omeka, Neatline, TimelineJS, StoryMapJS, Git/GitHub, Jekyll, and others. I have experience working with a variety of metadata standards, including Dublin Core, TEI, linked data, and tools like Open Refine.
Originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania, Brianna earned her BA from Penn State in Film/Video Communications and has been working as a freelance editor and videographer in recent years and also served as Director of Film Programming for Box of Light, a digital arts studio located in Bloomsburg, PA. Brianna received her certificate in Digital Storytelling in the Spring of 2014 from the University of Colorado Denver in partnership with The Center for Digital Storytelling now called StoryCenter. Brianna works with students and faculty to integrate video and digital media into the course curriculum. What she enjoys most about meeting and working with students and faculty is sharing the creative process and aiding in the discovery of new innovative ways to educate. View her video portfolio here.
Megan Kudzia is the Digital Scholarship Technology Librarian at Michigan State University. She works with faculty and colleagues in the library, particularly on designing assignments and embedding in classes, and also with students on their digital projects. She is active in the MSUDH community, particularly working with the LEADR lab and with undergraduate DH courses. She also works with the library’s Teaching and Learning unit, giving library instruction to First-Year Writing classes. She is professionally involved in Code4Lib, ILiADS, and Mi-ALA, and she spends her free time trying to decide the various merits of Star Wars vs. Star Trek.
Web design/development, especially: WordPress, Drupal, and Islandora, some Omeka; web hosting and basic DNS wrangling; Git/GitHub and Jekyll; beginner Unity; beginner/intermediate Python; documentation and workflows, especially for Islandora; information literacy; digital pedagogies; usability/accessibility testing and design thinking.
Greg Lord is DHi’s Lead Designer and Software Engineer, leading the creation of the varied web and graphic designs that represent DHi, and lending his skills as a web programmer to the design and implementation of its digital projects as part of DHi’s Collection Development Team. Prior to his work at Hamilton and DHi, Greg began his work in the digital humanities at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) in 2005, and continued to develop his design and programming skills as a freelance web developer and small independent business owner from his home state of Maryland.
Greg holds a BA in English from the University of Maryland, where he studied creative writing, focusing his design and programming background upon the creation of digital and interactive hypertext literature. A lifelong gaming enthusiast and advocate of educational gaming and simulation, Greg currently works with Hamilton students and DHi’s CLASS program, teaching a variety of multimedia topics including video game narrative, game design, 3D modeling and animation, and games/simulation programming.
Web Design, Web Development, Graphic Design, Game Design, Game Development, 3D Modeling, Virtual Reality
Megan is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at Oberlin College, in Oberlin, OH, where she works with faculty, students, and library and archives staff on creating collections, curating online exhibitions, and other projects using Omeka, Scalar, and WordPress. She also coordinates Oberlin’s participation in the Five Colleges of Ohio Mellon grant, Digital Collections: from Projects to Pedagogy and Scholarship, as well as digital preservation efforts. Before going digital, she was a Reference & Instruction Librarian at Oberlin.
Catherine Newton serves as the Digital Curation Librarian at The College of Wooster. In that capacity, she manages the library’s digital resource platforms, coordinates faculty and student digital projects, manages the library’s digital preservation initiatives, and collaborates widely with digital project leads across the Five Colleges of Ohio consortium. She also serves as the subject liaison to the French and Philosophy departments on campus. Before coming to The College of Wooster, Catherine interned with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Digital Research in the Humanities where she worked on several TEI encoding projects. She went on to serve as a digital preservation consultant for Jefferson County Public Library in Denver, Colorado. Her current research explores practical and collaborative approaches to digital preservation for liberal arts institutions.
TEI, XML, Omeka, ArchivesSpace, Archivematica, DataAccessioner, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Photoshop, Bepress site management, oXygen XML Editor
Angel David Nieves
Angel David Nieves, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y and is Director of the American Studies there. He is also Co-Director of Hamilton’s Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) which is recognized as a leader among small-liberal arts colleges in the Northeast (see, http://www.dhinitiative.org). As Co-Director, he has raised over $2.7 million dollars in foundation and institutional support for digital humanities scholarship at Hamilton. He is also Research Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He taught in the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at the University of Maryland, College Park, from 2003-2008. Nieves’s scholarly work and community-based activism critically engage with issues of race and the built environment in cities across the Global South. His co-edited book “We Shall Independent Be:” African American Place-Making and the Struggle to Claim Space in the U.S. was published in 2008. He is completing a manuscript entitled, An Architecture of Education: African American Women Design the New South, with the University of Rochester Press for their series “Gender and Race in American History” (forthcoming, 2018). Nieves is also currently working on a new volume in the Debates in the Digital Humanities Series and on a special collaborative issue of American Quarterly (2018) on DH in the field of American Studies. He is co-editor (w/Kim Gallon, Purdue) of a new book series at the University of Georgia Press, The Black Spatial Humanities: Theories, Methods, and Praxis in Digital Humanities. He serves on the Modern Language Association’s (MLA) Committee on Information Technology (2016-2019). He was most recently appointed to the Board of New York State’s Humanities Council (2017-2020). His digital research and scholarship have been featured on MSNBC.com and in Newsweek International.
His digital scholarship can be found at http://www.apartheidheritages.org.
Large-Scale Project Planning; Diversity & Social Justice in DH; DH Center/Institute/Program Start-Ups & Planning; DH Community-Based Project Planning; Intro to DH Course Planning; Working w/Institutional Admin/Presidents/Provosts/Chairs/Deans
I am currently completing my Ph.D. in Spanish at the University of Virginia, where I work as a Makerspace Techonologist at the UVA Scholars’ Lab. There, I support and guide tinkering and experimentation in the Digital Humanities. My work focuses on helping students and instructors incorporate technologies into their classes and research. The DH component of my dissertation research will be an interactive, accessible multimedia essay that discusses immigration and exile in Cuban-American fiction. This project emphasizes the human histories that inform my investigation and illuminates the voices behind the literature I study. In the classroom, my interests include hybrid teaching strategies, course design, and DH in pedagogy.
Skills: 3D printing and modeling/photogrammetry, Neatline, Git/GitHub, Markdown, Jekyll, and Photoshop.
I am currently the Director of Educational Technology Services at Denison University after serving in a similar role at DePauw University for several years. My responsibilities involve leading the team providing instructional technology support across campus for faculty and students as well as advanced training for staff. I worked several years as an instructional technologist, including providing support for digital humanities projects and running a humanities computer lab. In addition, I taught university courses in Russian and English as a Second Language after earning a PhD in Slavic Literatures. My current interests in digital scholarship include projects that bridge scholarship and teaching as well as those that involve interdisciplinary work, particularly with literary studies. Empowering faculty and students in their use of technology is my mantra.
Project planning and project management (including Asana, Trello, Basecamp), instructional design/technology for teaching and learning, beginner level text analysis (Voyant, TAPoRware, Mallet, limited R), digital storytelling, social media, Google Apps for Education, Google Earth/Maps, and Moodle/LMS. I could also provide basic help with WordPress, screen capture video, Audacity, Photoshop, HTML/CSS, oXygen/XML, and TEI.