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 de Paris IV (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: HTML, CSS, some Js, Drupal, WordPress, CollectiveAccess, Omeka, responsive design, usability research
Technical: Python, Git, XML, XSLT, RelaxNG
Data: SQL, relational database design, logical modeling
NLP: classification, prediction, NLTK, Scikit-learn
Linguistics: semantics, syntax, morphology, historical
Hackery: 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

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”


Library Technology Subcommittee of the CUNY Committee on Academic Technology (CUNY)—2016-present
University Faculty Senate Library & Information Technology Committee (CUNY)—2016-present
Research Advisory Committee (John Jay)—2015-present
Executive Council (LACUNY)–2014–16
Emerging Technologies Committee (LACUNY)—2013–present; co-chair 2013-15 (link)
Faculty Senate Technology Committee (John Jay)—2012-present
Library Web Committee—chair, 2012-present
Library Social Media Committee—chair, 2013-present
Library Assessment Committee—2013-present
Online Education Advisory Committee (John Jay)—2012-13

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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