MemberTracy J. Prince

Historian Tracy Prince, Ph.D. is a Research Professor at Portland State University’s American Indian Teacher Program (in Curriculum & Instruction), a Fulbright Specialist (Malta), and the author of numerous books. She has spent over two decades teaching in Turkey, Canada, and the United States, with extensive research time in England, Australia, South Africa, and France. She researches, teaches, and writes about race, gender, and social equity issues. Dr. Prince loves to sing, dig around in archives, and talk to folks about the olden days.

MemberAndrew Thornebrooke

…M.A., military history. Norwich University. In progress.

M.A. coursework, medieval studies. Fordham University. 2017.

B.A., history. Portland State University Urban Honors College. 2019….

Andrew Thornebrooke is an American historian, journalist, and poet. He is the author of the war studies column Notes from the Front, and works as a researcher for White House Chronicle on PBS. His works have appeared in numerous publications including Anthos, International Policy Digest, and The Vanguard. He earned his BA in history at the Portland State University Urban Honors College and is a graduate student in military history at Norwich University. In his spare time, he enjoys painting historical miniatures and hiking the woods of New England, where he lives with his magnificent wife.

MemberJosh Epstein

I am currently an Assistant Professor of English at Portland State University. I research and teach classes in 20th-century Anglophone modernism, critical theory, sound studies, film, musicology, and adaptation studies. After receiving his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University, I served as an academic adviser, as an ACLS Fellow at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and as an assistant professor at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. My first book, Sublime Noise: Musical Culture and the Modernist Writer, explores the relationships among modernist literature, music, noise, and aural culture. In addition to publications forthcoming in Modern DramaStudies in the Novel, and The New Ezra Pound (ed. Mark Byron), I’ve published in Textual PracticeJames Joyce Quarterly, and Victorian Literature and Culture, and present regularly at the Modernist Studies Association conference. I am currently at work on a new project about the documentary filmmaker and amateur anthropologist Humphrey Jennings, focusing on how Jennings’s filmic, literary, and anthropological work addresses the media ecology and material culture of post-WWII Britain, producing newly textured ways of reading and narrating citizenship. At PSU I teach a range of classes, including undergraduate and graduate modernism courses; general education courses on modern British lit, race and melodrama, film history, and critical film theory; major authors courses on James, Conrad, and Joyce; and advanced topics courses on aesthetic and cultural theories of failure. Further information and selected syllabuses can be found on my personal webpage, .

MemberWilliam Siebold

My professional focus is on the application of principles of design thinking to human-centered processes, exploring and applying best practices in design thinking in these areas:1) developing the creative portfolio of professional designers, working with designers from diverse domains, including animation, game art design, web design and development, programming, digital film and sustainable design.2). the academic environment, in student success and retention efforts, the development of curricula, student experience, and cultivating a community of achievement.3). developing strategies and implementing process in organization, department and project operations, policies and outcomes.

MemberKathi Inman Berens

…Portland State University…

I am a scholar of digital humanities, electronic literature and “playable books,” digital-born, game-like stories  in touch environments like tablets and phones. My appointment is half DH, half book publishing.  I work also on digital pedagogy.  I curated the “Interface” keyword in MLA’s first open access publication, Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. On Twitter: @kathiiberens

MemberAmanda Larson

…Library Publishing Forum, May 22: The Publishing Cooperative at the Open Textbook Network: Challenges & Opportunities in Launching an Open Textbook Publishing Program Karen Lauritsen, Open Textbook Network; Beth Bernhardt, UNC Greensboro; Karen Bjork, Portland State University; Corinne Guimont and Anita Walz, Virginia Tech; Vera Kennedy, West Hills College Lemoore; Amanda Larson, Penn State University ; Carla Myers, Miami University…

I’m the Open Education Librarian at the Penn State University Libraries in Pennsylvania, where I coordinate affordable content initiatives across the campuses and provide guidance on copyright, creative commons licensing, and project management.I also serve as a liaison for faculty to other University units creating OER.