Subject Specialization:

Digital Scholarship, Digital Humanities, and Global Interdisciplinary Studies



Bio:

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About Me:

I am the Digital Scholarship Librarian and subject liaison librarian for the Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies.  Prior to joining Falvey Memorial Library, I was an NCSU Libraries Fellow based in the Copyright & Digital Scholarship Center at the NC State University Libraries, where I led a variety of workshops on digital humanities research methods and tools. I was also the project manager on the Immersive Scholar Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant, where I worked with creative residents on the development of open source visualization projects. I am passionate about preserving cultural heritage materials and using digital tools to enhance teaching and learning. My breadth of research interests includes 18th century studies, contemporary poetry and poetics, scholarly communication, data visualization, and digital humanities. To learn more about my background, feel free to read more on Falvey’s blog here.

 

WHAT IS DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP?

As the Digital Scholarship Librarian, I am often asked what exactly is digital scholarship (DS) and the digital humanities (DH). What is the difference between them?  DS and DH are interchangeable terms; both extend traditional methods of research by leveraging technologies (such as GIS mapping, visualization, and text and data mining) to advance research, teaching, and collaboration. While DH may be seen as falling under the umbrella of digital scholarship, it generally involves applying computational methods to humanities scholarship. Both DS and DH research projects and classroom assignments are inherently interdisciplinary and can vary widely in topic and scope.  If you are interested in learning more about DS and DH, I highly recommend the following introductory resources:

 

HOW CAN I HELP YOU?

For students, I can:

  • Introduce you to a variety of digital tools and methods for your research.
  • Provide you with tutorials and resources for learning new technology skills.
  • Meet with you individually to hash out a research topic or digital class project.
  • Answer your questions via email, phone, in-person, or by web conference.
  • Tell you about our library services and resources.

For faculty, I can:

  • Introduce you to a variety of digital tools and methods for your research.
  • Provide technical expertise and project management for your digital scholarship or digital humanities research project.
  • Recommend research grants for digital scholarship and/or digital humanities projects.
  • Discuss ways to create digital pedagogy assignments for your classes and incorporate digital tools into your teaching.
  • Meet with your students individually outside of class.
  • Act as a liaison, communicating your department's concerns and needs to library administration.
     

Contact Information:

Location: Room 229

610-519-5391
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA, 19085


Education:

Indiana University Bloomington

  • Master of Library Science, Digital Libraries Specialization
  • Master of Information Science

California State University, Long Beach

  • Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry Specialization

Chapman University

  • Bachelor of Arts, English Literature