External Advisory Committee

Members of DHi's External Advisory Committee

Scott Nesbit

Assistant Professor, University of Georgia’s College of Environment and Design

Scott Nesbit is an assistant professor of digital humanities at the University of Georgia’s College of Environment and Design. His work explores the intersection between digital tools and humanistic questions, particularly questions touching on the history and spaces of the American South. He earned a PhD in history at the University of Virginia in 2013, where he wrote about the geography of slavery and emancipation in the Civil War South. From 2009 until 2014 he was the associate director of the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond.

Mark Christel

Librarian of the College Associate Professor Department Chair of Library, Grinnell College

Mark Christel, director of libraries at the College of Wooster in Ohio, will be the next Samuel R. and Marie-Louise Rosenthal Librarian of Grinnell College.

Christel has served with distinction in positions of increasing responsibility over the past 22 years at Hope College, Vassar College and the College of Wooster. Since joining Wooster as Director of Libraries in 2008, Christel built close collaborations with faculty to support student learning, carefully stewarded collections, and championed emerging technologies to promote open access and scholarship.

Liz Losh

Associate Professor of English and American Studies, William and Mary

Elizabeth Losh is the author of Virtualpolitik: An Electronic History of Government Media-Making in a Time of War, Scandal, Disaster, Miscommunication, and Mistakes (MIT Press, 2009) and The War on Learning: Gaining Ground in the Digital University (MIT Press, 2014). She is the co-author of the comic book textbook Understanding Rhetoric: A Graphic Guide to Writing (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2013) with Jonathan Alexander.

Tara McPherson

Associate Professor Media Arts + Practice Division, Ph.D. Advisor, University of Southern California

Tara McPherson is Associate Professor of Critical Studies at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.  She is a core faculty member of the IMAP program, USC’s innovative practice based-Ph.D., and also an affiliated faculty member in the American Studies and Ethnicity Department.  Her research engages the cultural dimensions of media, including the intersection of gender, race, affect and place.  She has a particular interest in digital media.  Here, her research focuses on the digital humanities, early software histories, gender, and race, as well as upon the develo

Jason Rhody

Program Director, Digital Culture, Social Science Research Council

Jason Rhody directs the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Digital Culture program, which focuses on scholarly communication, digital methods, and transparency and access in social science research. Previously, he served as senior program officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), where he helped create the Office of Digital Humanities (ODH).

Dene Grigar

Director of the Creative Media & Digital Culture Program, Washington State University Vancouver

Dene Grigar is an Associate Professor and Director of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver (WSUV) who works in the area of electronic literature, emergent technology and cognition, and ephemera. She is the author of net art works, like “Fallow Field: A Story in Two Parts,” and multimedia performances and installations, like When Ghosts Will Die (with Canadian multimedia artist Steve Gibson).

Ray Siemens

Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing, University of Victoria

A leader of collaborative, transformative, interdisciplinary scholarship and pedagogy, Dr. Raymond Siemens is Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Victoria, in English with cross appointment in Computer Science, appointed also 2004-15 as Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing.

Michael A. Keller

Vice Provost, Academic Council, Stanford University

Michael A. Keller is Stanford’s University Librarian, Director of Academic Information Resources, Founder/Publisher of HighWire Press, & Publisher of the Stanford University Press. He has been in his current post at Stanford since 1993. Educated at Hamilton College (biology & music), SUNY/Buffalo (musicology), & SUNY/Geneseo (librarianship), he has led libraries at Cornell, UC/Berkeley, Yale, & Stanford. He has been a principal investigator in dozens of grant funded research projects with funding from the National Science Foundation, the Andrew W.