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MemberDonna Arnold

…University of North Texas Music Library, Music Library Association…
…Ph.D., historical musicology, University of North Texas
MLS, Texas Woman’s University
MM, music history and theory, Southern Illinois University
BM, music history and theory, University of Wisconsin…

Donna Arnold is the long-time music research librarian at the University of North Texas Music Library, where she serves a diversity of university, local, national, and international patrons. Her work is informed by her own music research interests, which range from Schubert, 17th-century lute music, and Russian Orthodox choral music to American roots music and early jazz.

MemberNick T. C. Lu

…University of North Texas, PhD in English…

I received my PhD in Fall 2018 from the Department of English of University of North Texas. I am currently teaching literature and writing at UNT. My research and teaching interests include postcolonial theory, Marxism, comparative literature, and nationalism with a special regional focus on transnational Asian and African cultures. My current book project in progress examines how the idea of “island” influences the formation of Taiwan in both symbolic and material ways.

MemberJ. Britt Holbrook

I earned a PhD in philosophy from Emory University in August, 2oo4. I’ve held teaching positions at Emory and at Georgia State University, both in Atlanta. I moved to Texas and became Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies at the University of North Texas (UNT) in January, 2005. In 2008, I became Assistant Director of the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity (CSID) at UNT. In August 2013 I moved back to Atlanta, where I spent two years as Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech. I am currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities at New Jersey Institute of Technology.

MemberSpencer Keralis

Spencer D. C. Keralis is a scholar of the past, present, and future of the book. Dr. Keralis is the Founder and Executive Director of Digital Frontiers, a conference and community that brings together the makers and users of digital resources for humanities research, teaching, and learning. Founded in 2012, the conference celebrates it’s 8th anniversary at the University of Texas at Austin in September 2019. Dr Keralis is currently Assistant Professor and Digital Humanities Librarian with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University Library. Dr. Keralis previously served as Research Associate Professor and Head of the Digital Humanities and Collaborative Programs Unit with the Public Services Division of the University of North Texas Libraries. He also served a lecturer in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at the University of Texas at Dallas, as an adjunct instructor in the UNT Department of English, and has taught in the UNT i-School. He holds a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from New York University. His research has appeared in Book History, a special issue American Periodicals on children’s periodicals, and in the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) reports The Problem of Data (2012) and Research Data Management: Principles, Practices, and Prospects (2013). Dr. Keralis’s work on labor ethics in digital humanities pedagogy is forthcoming in Disrupting the Digital Humanities, and the Modern Language Association publication Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments. Dr. Keralis has held a Mellon Fellowship at the Library Company of Philadelphia, a Legacy Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society, a Summer Residency at the Queer Zine Archive Project, and served as a CLIR Fellow in Academic Libraries with the University of North Texas Libraries. In 2017, he was honored with the Innovative Outreach Award for the Digital Frontiers project by the Texas Digital Library.

MemberBrea Henson

…Texas Woman’s University, College of Professional Education, M.L.S, 2017; Practicum: Collection Development, University of North Texas, 2017

State University of New York at Buffalo, College of Arts and Sciences, M.A. in Comparative Literature, 2015; Master’s Project (Thesis): “The Nature of Linguistic Violence: Derrida, Heidegger, and Joyce.” Professor Rodolphe Gasché,  Supervisor.

Midwestern State University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, B.A. in English with minor in English (Writing Focus),  2013. Professor Sue Henson, Degree Supervisor….

Brea (Breanne) Henson is the Administrative Specialist for the Public services Division of University of North Texas Libraries. Ms. Henson assists librarians by assessment, event, instruction, and research support. Current projects that she is assisting with include an annotated bibliography on Liaison Pedagogy with Julie Leuzinger; The UNT Libraries Information Fluency Initiative Curriculum Mapping Project with Greg Hardin; Management Workshop Series for Public Services Librarians with Mary Ann Venner. She is currently working on an extensive research project, titled “Moving Toward a Praxis of Zen Librarianship: Expanding Librarianship with Mindfulness.” She presented a poster on this topic at the 2017 Texas Library Association Conference. She also continues research on Irish mythology and Celtic spirituality; pagan decadence in weird and Gothic literature; and theories related to linguistic othering, power, violence. Her aim is a humanities faculty-librarian position in the next few years.

MemberE. Michele Ramsey

…B.A.A.S., Political Science, University of North Texas, 1992

M.S., Communication Studies, University of North Texas, 1995

Ph.D., Speech Communication, University of Georgia, 2000…

Dr. E. Michele Ramsey is an associate professor of Communication Arts & Sciences and Women’s Studies at Penn State, Berks College and founded the major in Communication Arts & Sciences at the college. Dr. Ramsey teaches: Public Speaking; Message Evaluation; Careers in Communication; Gender and Communication; Rhetoric of American Horror Films; Conflict Management, Black American Rhetoric, Issues in Freedom of Expression, U.S. Women’s Public Address, and Contemporary American Political Rhetoric. Her research interests include representations of gender in the media, women’s rights rhetoric, social movement rhetoric, and political rhetoric. Her research has been published in Critical Studies in Media Communication, Western Journal of Communication, Feminist Media Studies, Women’s Studies in Communication, Women and Language, Journal for the Association of Communication Administration, Journal of Media Literacy Education, the Encyclopedia of Health and Risk Management Design and Processing, and the Journal of Religion and Business Ethics.   She’s won a number of awards for her research, teaching, and service including the following: 1992 and 1994 Outstanding Service to the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Texas, 1995 Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Texas, Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award at the University of Georgia, 2001 Cheris Kramarae Dissertation Award from the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender; 2006 Penn State Berks Outstanding Faculty Advising Award; 2008 Penn State Berks Outstanding Faculty Service Award; 2009 Curricular Integration Award from the President’s Commission on LGBTQ Equity at Penn State University; the 2010 Achieving Woman Award (faculty category) from the President’s Commission on Women at Penn State University, the 2015 Rosemary Schraer Mentoring Award from the President’s Commission on Women at Penn State University, and the Feminist Teacher/Mentor Award from the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender.   In her spare time she makes plans for next year’s Halloween, speaks to local groups about gender and media and media literacy, and runs a charity she founded, which awards new laptops to deserving high school seniors from her high school alma mater who are headed to some form of higher education but cannot afford a laptop computer to take with them.

MemberJohn Edward Martin

…University of North Texas, College of Information
M.S., Library Science

Northwestern University
Ph.D. American Literature

Rice University
B.A., English/Psychology of Religion…

I am a scholarly communication librarian and a collection development liaison for the departments of English, Communication Studies, and Technical Communication at the University of North Texas Libraries.  I work on scholarly publishing, scholarly impact, open access, open textbooks, journal hosting, information literacy, and digital scholarship initiatives.  I also hold a doctorate in American literature and have scholarly interests in American Romanticism, gothic & horror fiction and film, poetry, religion & literature, comics studies, and literary pedagogy. I’ve published scholarly work on Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, H.P. Lovecraft, and the pedagogy of horror, as well as other professional writing on scholarly communication, information literacy, and comics studies. I also serve on the Board of Directors for Digital Frontiers, a community of makers and users of digital resources for the humanities.