About me

Quick résumé:


MA 2016, CUNY Graduate Center, Computational Linguistics.
Thesis: Nondescript: A Web Tool to Aid Subversion of Authorship Attribution
MLIS 2012, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, GSLIS
Data Curation for the Humanities Fellow 2010-11
BA 2010, Brown University, English Literature with focus in early modern and medieval periods
Courses in art history and culinary geography, Université Paris -Sorbonne, spring 2009

Selected experience

John Jay College of Criminal Justice: NYC, 2012–present. Emerging Technologies & Online Learning Librarian.
Assistant Professor 2016–present, Instructor 2012-16.
Data Curation Education Program—Humanities: Champaign, IL, 2010-12. Research assistant.
See DH Curation Guide »
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Digital Services: Washington, DC, 2011. Web preservation intern.
Center for Multimedia Excellence: Champaign, IL, 2010. Media preservation survey coordinator.
Scholarly Technology Group at Brown: Providence, RI, 2008-10. UI and graphic designer.
Carlsbad City Library (CA), Providence Public Library (RI), Mahomet Village Library (IL): 2010-12. Internships.

Selected skills

Web: Responsive design, usability research, Drupal, WordPress, CollectiveAccess, Omeka, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
Technical: Python, Git, XML
Data: relational database design, logical modeling
NLP: classification, prediction, NLTK, Scikit-learn
Linguistics: semantics, syntax, morphology, historical
Minicomputing: Raspberry Pi, Arduino
Creative: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign; bookbinding; Javanese gamelan
Standards: familiar with Dublin Core, TEI, and other schemata
Human languages: French (proficient); Spanish (basic); Old & Middle English (academic interest)



Recognition & awards

PSC-CUNY Research Award, Traditional “A” Grant–2017. “Writing Against the Machine: Toward Stylometric Obfuscation”
Online/Digital Teaching Seminar–John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2016. Funded faculty development program
Early Modern Digital Agendas—Folger Institute, DC, 2016. Three-day NEH seminar and reunion
Early Modern Digital Agendas—Folger Institute, DC, 2014. Two-day NEH seminar and reunion
CUNY Professional Reassignment Leave—2013
Early Modern Digital Agendas—Folger Institute, DC, 2013. Three-week NEH institute with stipend
Digital Humanities 2012 travel scholarship—Hamburg, 2012. Through GSLIS
JCDL 2012 travel scholarship—Washington, DC, 2012. Through GSLIS
iConference 2012 travel scholarship—Toronto, 2012. Through GSLIS
Data Curation in the Humanities Fellowship—2010-11. Through GSLIS (IMLS funding)
T.W. Baldwin Book Collecting Contest Prize—2011. For “An Assemblage of Abecedaries.”
Margaret B. Stillwell Book Collecting Contest Prize—2010. For “A Catalogue of Dictionaries”


2017–present Technology Advisory Committee (John Jay)—member, appointed
2017–present Curriculum Committee (John Jay Library)—member
2017–present Library Department newsletter, Classified Information—Editor
2016–present University Faculty Senate Library & Information Technology Committee (CUNY)—member
2016–present Research Advisory Committee (John Jay)—member
2015–2015 John Jay 2020: John Jay Online Committee (John Jay)—member, appointed
2013–2015 Social Media Committee (John Jay Library)—chair
2013–present Assessment Committee (John Jay Library)—member
2012–present Web Committee (John Jay Library)—chair, appointed
2012–present Faculty Senate Technology Committee (John Jay)—member, appointed
2013–2015 Emerging Technologies Committee (LACUNY)—chair, appointed
2013–2014 John Jay at 50: Exhibit Committee (John Jay)—member
2013–2014 Space Committee (John Jay Library)—member
2012–2013 Online Education Advisory Committee (John Jay)—member, appointed
2011–2012 ALA Student Chapter Lecture Committee—chair, elected

Professional organizations



My other blog: Emerging Tech in Libraries
Code, Drink, Talk: Bushwick meetup organizer (600+ members; founded 2013)
Subject guides for the Digital Humanities and Research Data Management, spring 2013
Interviewed on The Setup blog, Dec. 2012
Various articles in Classified Information, John Jay Library’s biannual newsletter, beginning fall 2012
Profiled in GSLIS Alumni Newsletter (PDF), spring 2012
Day of DH blogs: 2012, 2014


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