Curriculum Vitae

CV (pdf)

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Acting Director, Divinity Library

Heard Libraries, Vanderbilt University
September 2017 – March 2018

Religion and Theology Liaison Librarian

Heard Libraries, Vanderbilt University
May 2016 – Present

Digital Humanities and American History Librarian

Michigan State University Libraries
November 2013 – May 2016

Education

Research Interests

M.S. in Information and Library Science, Pratt Institute, May 2013
Certificate in Digital Humanities, Pratt Institute, May 2013
M.A. in Religion, Yale University, May 2010
B.A. in Political Science, University of Wisconsin–Madison, August 1998
  • American religious history/historiography
  • Digital Humanities
  • Data visualization
  • Pedagogy
  • Disciplinary Information Literacy

Publications

Presentations

  • “Representing the Un/der-represented: Using Data Visualization to Explore Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Library Collections,” National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC) (Los Angeles, CA), August 2016
  • Using Data Visualization for Collections Analysis,” Keystone DH 2016 (Pittsburgh, PA), July 2016
  • Disciplinary Information Literacy: Library Instruction and Historical Research,” Lilly Fellows Showcase, Michigan State University, May 2016 (poster)
  • Creating an Interdisciplinary Community of Practice for Teaching Subject Librarians around the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy” (with Julia Frankosky, and Andrea Kepsel), LOEX Fall Focus (Ypsilanti, MI), November 2015
  • Digital Humanities Pedagogy in the Library” (with Thomas G. Padilla, Sara D. Miller, and Hailey Mooney), DH 2015 Conference (Sydney, Australia), July 2015
  • The Religious Soundmap of the Global Midwest: Process, Project, and Possibilities,” HASTAC 2015 Conference, May 2015
  • “Information Literacy Methods in Disciplinary Literature: A Panel Discussion” (with Andrea Kepsel, Iris Kovar-Gough, Sara Miller, Abraham Wheeler), Art of Liaison, Instruction, and Selection, Michigan State University Libraries, April 2015
  • “Digital Humanities Pedagogy in the Library” (with Thomas G. Padilla, Sara D. Miller, and Hailey Mooney) (poster), ACRL 2015 Conference, March 2015 (poster)
  • “201 and You: History Resources in the Classroom and on the Desk,” Reference Training Series, Michigan State University Libraries, October 2014
  • “So Roberto Busa, Emile Durkheim, and Ned Flanders walk into a bar: Popular Culture, Religion, and Digital Humanities,” Department of Religious Studies, Michigan State University, October 2014
  • “Religious Soundmap of the Midwest Project,” THATCamp Great Lakes, September 2014
  • “Digital Humanities in Academic and Research Libraries: A Guide for the Perplexed,” Pratt Institute Alumni Day, September, 2012
  • “Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives, and Museums,” Pratt SILS Student Work Showcase, May 2012

Invited talks and panels

  • “Bible Belt Buckles: Jerry Falwell and the Christian Right in the South” (guest lecture), REL 1190w, Introduction to Southern Religion and Culture, Vanderbilt University, March 2017
  • “Using Tableau in the Library,” Winter Liaison Forum, Vanderbilt University Library, February 2017
  • “‘They cannot represent themselves, they must be represented’: Using Data Visualization to Explore Collections,” Winter Collections Forum, Vanderbilt University Library, November 2016
  • Theological Librarianship in the Age of Digital Humanities” [Opening Keynote], American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Annual Conference (Long Beach, CA), June 2016
  • “Participation and DH: Crafting Invitations to the Big(ger) Tent” (moderator), HASTAC 2015 Conference (East Lansing, MI), May 2015
  • Incorporating Technology in Teaching” (with Thomas G. Padilla), Certification in College Teaching Institute, The Graduate School, Michigan State University, May 2015 (talk)
  • “Meet the Notables: Best Practices in Chat Reference” (panelist), Research Help Now Annual Conference, April 2015
  • “Day in the Life of a Digital Humanities Librarian” (panelist), ALA UM Student Chapter and the Digital Humanities Collective, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, April 2015
  • “Digital Humanities in/and Libraries” (with Thomas G. Padilla), AL 284: Introduction to Digital Humanities, Michigan State University, September 2014 (guest lecture)
  • “Graduate Study in Religion and Religious Studies” (panelist), Department of Religious Studies, Michigan State University, March 2014
  • Religion in Popular Culture and Digital Religion” (guest lecture), REL 220: Religion in America, Michigan State University, April 2014, April 2015
  • Data Visualization: An Introduction” (guest lecture), AL 340: Digital Humanities Seminar, Michigan State University, February 2014, February 2015

Teaching

  • Digital Exhibitions (with Omeka) & Metadata (in-class workshop), rel 6764: Slave Thought and Religion, Vanderbilt University, March 2017
  • Introduction to Data Visualization using Tableau Public, Tools and Techniques in Digital Scholarship (workshop), Vanderbilt University, October, December, 2016; January, February 2017
  • Introduction to Zotero 2.0 Citation Management, Divinity Library (workshop), Vanderbilt University, October 2016 – Present; Michigan State University Libraries, September 2014 – May 2016
  • Visual Analytics: Sourcing, Prepping, Analyzing with IMJ and Imageplot (workshop), Center for Second Language Study, Vanderbilt University, September 2016
  • Introduction to Library Religion Resources, Heard Libraries, Vanderbilt University, May 2016 – Present
  • REL 291: Special Topics in Religion – Popular Culture, Religion, and Digital Humanities, Department of Religious Studies, Michigan State University, Spring 2016
  • Lilly Teaching Fellow, Michigan State University, April 2015 – April 2016
  • Web Based Mapping Tools (with Kristen Mapes), Digital Humanities Workshops, Michigan State University, February 2015
  • Using Decision Center for Collection Analysis (with Hui Hua Chua), Michigan State University Libraries, December 2014
  • Introduction to Digital Mapping (with Kristen Mapes), Digital Humanities Workshops, Michigan State University, October 2014
  • Getting Started with Humanities Data: Beginner Tools (with Devin Higgins, Brandon Locke, Kristen Mapes, Thomas G. Padilla), Michigan State University, September 2014; THATCamp Great Lakes, September 2014
  • Introduction to Scalar: German 820 (with Tatum Walker), Michigan State University, January 2014
  • Introduction to Library History Resources: History 110, History 201, History 301, History 418, History 480, History 483, ISS 335, Michigan State University, January 2014 – Present

Grant Funded Projects

  • “What America Ate Project” (consultant), National Endowment for the Humanities, January 2015
  • “The Religious Soundmap of the Global Midwest” (with Amy Derogatis, Isaac Weiner, Scott Schopieray, and David Stowe), HWW (Humanities Without Walls), Global Midwest Initiative, Mellon Foundation, December 2014
  • “Library-Led DH Pedagogy: Modeling Paths Toward Information and Data Literacy” (with Thomas G. Padilla, Sara D. Miller, and Hailey Mooney), ACH Microgrant, July 2014
  • “Studies in Radicalism Online (SiRO)” (steering committee) HARP (Humanities, Arts, and Research), Michigan State University, November 2013

Service

  • Appointed Member, Peer Review Committee, Humanities & Social Sciences Online (H-Net), March 2017 – Present
  • Director of Central Library Search Committee, Heard Libraries, Vanderbilt University, April 2017
  • Judge, Vanderbilt Data Visualization Competition, Vanderbilt University, April 2017
  • Diversity and Inclusion Advocate, Heard Libraries, Vanderbilt University, November 2016 – Present
  • Disaster and Emergency Coordinator (Divinity Library), Heard Libraries, Vanderbilt University, October 2016 – Present
  • Library Advisory Committee (elected), Heard Libraries, Vanderbilt University, October 2016 – Present
  • DIVE Immersion Library Task Force, Heard Libraries, Vanderbilt University, July 2016 – September 2016
  •  University Committee for Faculty Affairs, Michigan State University, August 2015 – July 2016
  • Coordinator, Outreach/Liaison Interest Group, Collection Analysis and Assessment Interest Group, Michigan Academic Libraries Association (MI-ALA), July 2015 – May 2016
  • Chair Elect, Collection Section, Michigan Academic Libraries Association (MI-ALA), June 2015 – May 2016
  • Library Mentor, Michigan State University Libraries, August 2014 – May 2015
  • Chair, Nominations and Elections Committee, Michigan State University Libraries, August 2014-August 2015
  • Library Steering Committee, Michigan State University Libraries, August 2014 – August 2016
  • Planning Committee, Scholar Mentor, Co-Chair Reviewer (Library and Information Science), HASTAC 2015, September 2014 – May 2015
  • Instruction and Research Services Committee (Co-Chair, IRS Communications Task Force), RUSA History, July 2014 – June 2016
  • Special Collections Conservator Search Committee (Affirmative Action Advocate), Michigan State University Libraries, March – May 2014.
  • Digital Humanities Steering and Curriculum Committee, College of Arts and Letters, Michigan State University, January 2014 – Present
  • Vice-President, Student Chapter of the American Library Association, Pratt Institute, June 2012 – May 2013

Event, Workshop, and Conference Organization

  • Workshop organizer, Sayan Bhattacharyya, “Text Mining with the HathiTrust Research Center,” HASTAC 2015, May 2015
  • Planning committee, Digital Scholarship and Radicalism Symposium 2015, Michigan State University Libraries, January 2015 – March 2015
  • Event organizer, “Spatial Analysis in the Humanities and Social Sciences,” “Text Analysis in the Humanities and Social Sciences,” LOCUS (talks), Michigan State University Libraries, College of Arts and Letters, Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research (LEADR), February 2015, April 2015
  • Workshop organizer, 2014-2015 DH Workshop Series (10 workshops), 2015-2016 DH Workshop Series (10 workshops), Michigan State University Libraries, College of Arts and Letters, Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research (LEADR), August 2014 – Present
  • Planning Committee, HASTAC 2015, College of Arts and Letters, College of Social Science, Michigan State University, September 2014 – May 2015
  • Planning Committee, Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice 2015, Lawrence Technological University, April 2014 – September 2014
  • Event organizer, “What is the Digital Humanities and what do Digital Humanists do?” (panel) Day of DH, MATRIX, Michigan State University Libraries, April 2014
  • Workshop organizer, Matt Jockers, “Introduction to R for Text Analysis,” College of Arts and Letters, Michigan State University Libraries, February 2014

Editing and Research Assistance

  • Peer Reviewer, Digital Humanities Quarterly, September 2015 – Present
  • Editor-at-Large, Digital Humanities Now (Center for History and New Media, George Mason University [CHNM] blog), June – August 2015, May – August 2016
  • Book Review Editor, H-AmRel, H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online, March 2015 – Present
  • Peer Reviewer, Journal of Radical Librarianship, March 2015 – Present
  • Editor-at-Large, dh + lib Review (ACRL blog), February 2015, April 2015, March – August 2016
  • Peer Reviewer, The Reading Room: A Journal of Special Collections, January 2015 – Present
  • Editor, Philip Vanderhyden: People in Pain. (Waupaca County, WI: Poor Farm Press, 2014).
  • Assistant Editor, Gretchen Bender: Tracking the Thrill. (Waupaca County, WI: Poor Farm Press, 2013).
  • Research assistant, Amanda Favia and Chris Alen Sula, “The Degrees of Bioethics: An Analysis of Journal Articles (1970-2010) Based on Authors’ Educational Backgrounds.” Representing Bioethics, 14th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bioethics + Humanities, Washington, D.C., October 2012.
  • Research assistant, Kariann Akemi Yokota, Unbecoming British: How Revolutionary America Became a Postcolonial Nation. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011).
  • Research assistant, Kariann Akemi Yokota, “Bodies of Knowledge: The Exchange of Intellectuals and the Intellectual Exchange between Scotland and America in the post-Revolutionary Period,” in Globalizing American Studies, Brian Edwards, Dilip Gaonkar (eds.) with Donald Pease. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010).

Awards and Scholarships

  • 2015 Bursary Award, Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), July 2015
  • Lilly Teaching Fellow, Michigan State University, April 2015 – April 2016
  • Best Chat Transcript Award, Research Help Now, April 2014
  • Excellence in Academic Achievement Award for Graduating Students, Pratt Institute, May 2013
  • H.W. Wilson Academic Merit Scholarship, Pratt Institute, May 2012 – May 2013
  • Incoming Student Academic Merit Scholarship, Pratt Institute, January 2012
  • Divinity School Tuition Scholarship, Yale University, September 2008 – May 2010
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