Project Director

DHi's Project Directors

Nathan Goodale, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Chair, DHi Internal Advisory Committee, Hamilton College

Nathan Goodale, Associate Professor of Anthropology, earned his B.A. in geology and anthropology from Western State College, his M.A. in anthropology from the University of Montana, and his Ph.D. in anthropology from Washington State University. Goodale’s current research is focused on evolutionary approaches to understanding lithic technological organization, the transition to agriculture / resource intensification, and the Neolithic Demographic Transition. Goodale conducts research in the interior Northwest of North America, western coastal Ireland, and the Near East.

John Bartle, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Russian, Hamilton College

John Bartle, who joined the Hamilton faculty in 1989, earned his master's and Ph.D. from Indiana University. Bartle has written extensively on F.M. Dostoevsky, including articles in Russian Language Journal, Canadian Slavic Studies and Romantic Russia. He has also published translations of Dostoevsky's journalistic works, including Models of Candor (1998), and "Petersburg Visions in Prose and Verse" (1999) in Russian Language Journal. Bartle is currently the associate editor for reviews for the Slavic and East European Journal.

Erol Balkan, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics, DHi External Advisory Council Chair, Hamilton College

Erol Balkan earned a Ph.D. in economics from the State University of New York at Binghamton and joined the Hamilton faculty in 1987. His current research focuses on the formation of middle classes through education and financial liberalization in developing countries. Balkan has received several awards and grants for his work, including the International Development Research Center Grant in 1996 to study the effects of short term capital flows on the Turkish economy.

Patricia O'Neill, Ph.D.

Professor of English, Hamilton College

Patricia O'Neill, a member of the department since 1986, teaches 19th century British literature and a college course, Art of Cinema. She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University and is the author of Robert Browning and 20th Century Criticism (1995) and editor of Olive Schreiner's 1883 novel Story of an African Farm (2002). Her current work includes a biography of Amelia Edwards, Victorian traveler and Egyptologist, and essays on cinema and globalization.

Angel David Nieves, Ph.D.

Co-Founder & Former Co-Director, Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College

Angel David Nieves, Ph.D. is  co-founder and former Co-Director of Hamilton’s Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) which is recognized as a leader among small-liberal arts colleges in the Northeast (see,  As Co-Director, he has raised over $2.7 million dollars in foundation and institutional support for digital humanities scholarship at Hamilton.  He is also Research Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.