Academic Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of History, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, August 1, 2014- present.

My role at IUPUI includes both teaching responsibilities (history survey courses and upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in digital humanities, cultural history, and Native American Studies) and research in 19th and 20th century US history.

Adjunct Instructor, Department of History, University of Maryland, January 1-May 15, 2014.

Making and Critiquing Digital History examines the practice of being a historian in the twenty first century via a discussion and workshop-style advanced seminar. The course will begin by introducing the history of computing within historical practice then proceed by critiquing existing digital humanities projects, exploring cutting edge tools that can aid you in doing historical analysis and producing new knowledge, and familiarize you with best practice projects and standards that use computing tools. The course will examine digital archives and websites, historically-based gaming, geographic and mapping tools, text and image analysis, social networking and network analysis, and 3D visualization. Students will be asked to complete a semester-long project to create and/or contribute to an existing digital history project.

Adjunct Instructor, Digital Cultures and Creativity Program, Honor’s College, University of Maryland, August 15, 2012-May 15, 2013.

Fall 2012: Persuasive Authoring and Digital Spaces explores narratives as they are designed, produced, and consumed in digital forms. What are the elements of a story? How do digital spaces function similarly/differently from non-digital spaces when looking at narrative? How does the platform a story is produced on or in open and close the way you understand it? What are the tools you can use to write and visualize narrative in digital form? And finally, what does it mean to “tell stories” when digital forms and technologies are constantly changing? Responsibilities associated with design of course content including syllabi, course project, course website, and readings. Co-taught with Amanda Visconti, James Smith, and Porter Olsen.

Spring 2012: Research Practicum trains undergraduate student in the fundamentals of research design including, but not limited to: formulating appropriate disciplinary questions for humanities research, investigating digital humanities tools and resources, structuring their first project, undertaking secondary research, documenting your project work, building and deploying digital tools, and managing their work plan.

Assistant Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, University of Maryland, August 15, 2011-August 15, 2014.

Leading project development activities including grant writing, staff coordination, and creation of a series of curricular/training initiatives for the University of Maryland in digital humanities.

Facilitating strategic initiatives as outlined by the Director, Dr. Neil Fraistat.

Associate Director, Center for Digital Humanities, and Research Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of South Carolina, July 15, 2010- August 15, 2011.

Lead a collaborative research agenda to build coalitions and collaborations to benefit the University of South Carolina.

Manage existing programs and originate new curricular and programmatic efforts including events, grants, and external programs.

Post Doctoral Research Assistant and Program Manager, Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (I-CHASS), National Center for Supercomputing Applications, January 16, 2010- July 15, 2010.

Project development and grant writing for Humanities projects

Research related to “An American Spectacle: College Mascots and the Performance of Tradition”

View my experience as a graduate student.

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