About

I’m an instructional technologist with a background in classical studies English literature, and library and information science. Some particular areas of interest are Latin poetry, Roman history, and sensational literature of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.

 

I am also interested in the digital humanities/liberal arts and how digital scholarly communication is changing not only how content is being shared but the nature of that content, itself. Lately, I have been working a great deal with virtual and augmented reality, 3D fabrication, games, and simulations.

Education

MLIS, Apr. 2008
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

MA Classical Studies, Aug. 2002
Villanova University, Villanova, PA

BA English Literature, Dec. 1997
Summa Cum Laude
Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA

Publications

Books (as editor and annotator)

Derleth, August. The Dragnet Solar Pons et al. Shelburne, Ont.: The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, 2011.

Book Chapters

With Emilia Marcyk and Angela Stangl. “A Reference Interview Adventure: Enhancing Library Training with Interactive Fiction.” E-Learning and the Academic Library: Essays on Innovative Initiatives, edited by Scott Rice and Margaret N. Gregor. Jefferson: McFarland, 2016.

With Ed Webb. “Should the Daleks Be Exterminated?” Doctor Who and Philosophy, edited by Paula Smithka and Court Lewis. Chicago: Open Court, 2010.

Article

With Serena Ferrando. “Noisemakers! Putting the Analog in Digital Humanities.” Humanist Studies & the Digital Age 6, no. 1 (2019): 59-68.

 

Projects

Digital Maine

Digital Maine is a forum for storytelling – stories by and about Mainers, stories told by things and places. Digital Maine is a home for digital scholarship and student-faculty collaboration. Digital Maine is about the College collaborating with Maine communities Contributors find, digitize, create, and archive artifacts – things like photos, letters, maps, films, reports, and oral histories. We use these artifacts to build interpretive projects about Maine and its cultures, telling interdisciplinary stories through video documentaries and short films, radio documentaries and podcasts, interactive maps, and multimedia interpretive narratives. These are stories previously untold, informed by new archives. The projects materialize at the intersection of student, faculty, and public collaboration – a public of the state’s many and ever-changing communities, including the Colby community. Through Digital Maine, Colby commits its labor and resources to a platform for telling stories about the state’s many and ever-changing communities.

 

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