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English, IDHMC, and WSB

 
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Amy Earhart

Assistant Professor, Department of English
email: aearhart-at-tamu-dot-edu

Amy E. Earhart is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Texas A&M University. She is also affiliated faculty with the Africana Studies Program. Earhart works with digital humanities and 19th-century American literature and culture, with a particular emphasis on race, ethnicity, and gender. Her work has appeared in DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly,The Oxford Handbook to Transcendentalism Reinventing the Peabody Sisters (Iowa UP),among other venues. She has co-edited a collection of essays titled The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age with Andrew Jewell, forthcoming Fall 2010, the University of Michigan. She is at work on a monograph titled “Traces of the Old, Uses of the New: The Emergence of the Digital Humanities.” In addition, she is developing the 19th-Century Concord Digital Archive in partnership with the Concord Free Public Library.

 
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Laura Estill

Assistant Professor, Department of English
email: Lestill-at–tamu-dot-edu

Laura Estill is an editor of the World Shakespeare Bibliography Online. Her research focuses on early modern drama, print and manuscript culture, and digital humanities. She is currently working on DEx: A Database of Dramatic Extracts.

 
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Jim Harner
Samuel Rhea Gammon Professor of Liberal Arts
email: j-harner-at-tamu-dot-edu

Jim Harner is the editor of the World Shakespeare Bibliography Online and the winner of the Besterman Medal and Besterman/McColvin Medal.

 
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Maura Ives
Associate Director, ICHMC; Professor, Department of English
email: m-ives-at-tamu-dot-edu

Maura Ives’s research area is 19th century print and digital textual studies. Her work focuses on Victorian women writers (especially Christina Rossetti and Jean Ingelow) and Victorian women’s religious writing and its particular literary and bibliographical subgenres (hymns, devotional calendars, illuminated texts, periodicals).

 
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Laura Mandell
Director, Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture; Professor, Department of English
email: idhmcat-tamu-dot-edu

Laura Mandell is the author of Misogynous Economies: The Business of Literature in Eighteenth-Century Britain (1999), a Longman Cultural Edition of The Castle of Ortanto and Man of Feeling, and numerous articles primarily about eighteenth-century women writers. Her recent article in New Literary History, “What Is the Matter? What Literary History Neither Hears Nor Sees,” describes how digital work can be used to conduct research into conceptions informing the writing and printing of eighteenth-century poetry. She is Editor of the Poetess Archive, on online scholarly edition and database of women poets, 1750-1900 ( http://poetessarchive.org); Associate Director of NINES ( http://www.nines.org); and Director of 18thConnect ( http://www.18thConnect.org). Her current research involves developing new methods for visualizing poetry, developing software that will allow all scholars to deep-code documents for data-mining, and improving OCR software for early modern and 18th-c. texts via high performance and cluster computing.

 
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Matthew Christy

Lead Software Applications Developer
email: mchristy-at-tamu-dot-edu
As Lead Programmer at the IDHMC Matt does XSLT transformations for in-house and external projects, XSLT training for Humanists, and supports IDHMC project websites, and the management of the IDHMC in general as well as for various specific projects and events. Matt is co-Project Manager for year two of eMOP. Matt also serves on grant-seeking committees and provide writing and editing support for IDHMC grant applications.

 
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Dennis Berthold
Professor, Department of English
email: d-berthold-at-tamu-dot-edu

Dennis Berthold is a member of the NEH-funded “Melville Electronic Library” project and convenes the committee in charge of the “Visual Arts Gallery” of the website in progress.

 
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Liz Grumbach
Staff Research Assistant
Project Manager, Advanced Research Consortium (ARC) and 18thConnect
email: egrumbac-at-tamu-dot-edu

Liz Grumbach has been on staff as the IDHMC Research Assistant since September 2012. She supports IDHMC faculty, staff, graduate students, and fellows by conducting research into Digital Humanities topics and software, as well as coordinating events and meetings. As Project Manager of ARC, Liz provides technical and research-related support for ARC’s digital research environments: NINES18thConnectMESA, REKN, and ModNets. Liz is also co-Project Manager for year two of eMOP, provides internal support for grant-seeking committees and IDHMC grant applications, and maintains the IDHMC’s Drupal projects.

 

Communication & Religious Studies

 
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Patrick Burkart
Associate Professor of Communication
email: pburkart-at-tamu-dot-edu

My research interests are international political economy of communication, critical media studies, and new social movements around cyberliberties. My first book, with Tom McCourt, was Digital Music Wars: Ownership and Control of the Celestial Jukebox. My second book was Music and Cyberliberties. I am now preparing a manuscript on the Swedish Pirate Party called Pirate Politics. I have also researched and published on enterprise content management software, video game design, and telecommunications infrastructures.

 
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Heidi Campbell
Assistant Professor in Communication-Media studies
email: heidic-at-tamu-dot-edu

Dr. Campbell’s research focuses on new media, religion and culture and runs the Studying Religion and New Media Wiki. Dr. Campbell is also the facilitator for the Digital Religion website, digitalreligion.tamu.edu.

 
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Srivi Ramasubramanian
Assistant Professor of Communication
email: srivi-at-tamu-dot-edu

Dr. Srivi Ramasubramanian¹s primary research interest revolves around processes that explain how media stereotypes and counter-stereotypes influence viewers¹ attitudes, especially in the context of race and gender. Her secondary interest is in sexuality and violence in adolescent entertainment. She has published in journals such as Communication Research, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Communication Monographs, Media Psychology, Howard Journal of Communication, Asian Journal of Communication and Sex Roles. She serves as the Director of the Communication Research Lab at Texas A&M University.

History

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Daniel L. Schwartz
Assistant Professor, History
email: daniel-dot-schwartz-at-tamu-dot-edu

Daniel L. Schwartz is Assistant Professor of History and affiliate faculty with the Religious Studies Program. He is the director of Syriac.org and the editor of Syriaca.org’s SPEAR project (Syriac Persons, Events, and Relations), an online prosopographical research tool. He is the author of Paideia and Cult: Christian Initiation in Theodore of Mopsuestia and the editor, with Neil McLynn and Arietta Papaconstantinou, of the forthcoming Conversion in Late Antiquity: Christianity, Islam, and Beyond. His work has also appeared in the Journal of Early Christian Studies. He is currently working on a book on crowds in Late Antiquity.

 

Nautical Archaeology

 
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Filipe Castro
Frederick R. Mayer Faculty Professor II of Nautical Archaeology
email: fvcastro-at-tamu-dot-edu

Filipe Castro is the coordinator of the Nautical Archaeology Program and director of the J. Richard Steffy Ship Reconstruction Laboratory. His interests include early modern European seafaring and shipbuilding technology.

 

Performance Studies

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Jeff Morris
Assistant Lecturer in Music
email: morris-at-tamu-dot-edu

Jeff Morris coordinates the technology facilities of the Department of Performance Studies. His interests include intermedia composition and aesthetics of technology-based art. Websites include http://performancestudies.tamu.edu/ and http://morrismusic.org/.

 

Computer Science

 
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Richard Furuta
Professor, Department of Computer Science
email: furuta-at-cs-dot-tamu-dot-edu

Richard Furuta is a faculty member at Texas A&M University where he is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Director of the Center for the Study of Digital Libraries, and Director of the Hypermedia Research Laboratory. Dr. Furuta’s current areas of research include digital libraries, digital humanities, hypermedia systems and models, structured documents, and document engineering. He also has studied applications in computer supported cooperative work, software engineering, visual programming, document structure recognition from bitmapped sources, and management systems for three-dimensional-gesture-based user interfaces. In the area of Digital Libraries, he was one of the founders of the 1994 and 1995 Digital Libraries Conferences, which subsequently became the ACM Digital Libraries series, and later merged with the IEEE-CS series to form the ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL). Many of Dr. Furuta’s current research projects are highly interdisciplinary, especially those in the area of Digital Humanities. These current projects include the Cervantes Project, centered on the iconic author of Don Quixote, the Picasso Project, which is creating a digital reasoned catalog that already contains more than 10,000 of Picasso’s art works, and the Nautical Archaeology Digital Library, in conjunction with the campus’ Institute for Nautical Archaeology.

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Bruce Gooch
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science
email: brucegooch-at-gmail-dot-com

Dr. Gooch’s research interests are in the fields of non-photorealistic rendering, perception and graphics, learning and video games, and computational aesthetics. He has published over 50 research papers on computer graphics, and is co-author of the first book on non-photorealistic rendering. Non-Photorealistic Rendering categorizes usable techniques in non-photorealistic rendering and provides a summary of some of the algorithms as well as pseudo-code for producing some of the images.He is a pioneering member or founder of four international conferences recognized by the ACM: Computational Aesthetics (CAE), Non-Photorealistic Rendering and Animation (NPAR), Interactive 3D Graphics and Games (I3D), and Foundations of Digital Games (FDG). Gooch has helped 19 start-up companies to patent, successfully defend and license their technology in Silicon Valley, Hollywood and on Madison Avenue.

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Frank Shipman
Professor, Department of Computer Science
email: shipman-at-cs-dot-tamu-dot-edu

Frank Shipman has been pursuing research in the areas of hypermedia, computer-supported cooperative work, multimedia, computers and education, and intelligent user interfaces since 1987. Frank’s work at Baylor College of Medicine, the University of ColoradoXerox PARC, and Texas A&M University investigates the design and use of media combining informal and formal representations and methods for supporting incremental formalization.

Frank helped found the field of spatial hypertext and helped design and develop a number of collaborative hypermedia systems including the Virtual Notebook System, theHyper-Object SubstrateVIKI , the Visual Knowledge BuilderWalden’s Paths, and Hyper-Hitchcock.

Frank has been PI or Co-PI on more than $5.7 million in grants including more than $3.8 million from NSF, more than $1.1 million from other competitive sources including DARPA and the intelligence community, and more than $800,000 from industry including Microsoft, Google, and Hewlett Packard. His research has resulted in more than 100 refereed publications including two best paper awards and six other papers nominated for best paper awards at ACM and IEEE conferences.

Visualization

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Ergun Akleman
Professor, Department of Visualization
email: ergun-dot-akleman-at-gmail-com

Ergun Akleman is a professional cartoonist, illustrator and caricaturist who has published more than 500 cartoons, illustrations and caricatures. He is also a computer graphics researcher who has a background in Electronic and Computer Engineering. Dr. Akleman’s teaching encompasses both artistic and scientific aspects of computer graphics, with topics including computer animation, 3D modeling, rendering, visual storytelling, image based lighting and compositing.

 

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