I am an innovative educator, dedicated to improving access to and inclusion in academic spaces. Librarianship is an ideal career for me because I enjoy working with researchers and learners from all areas of the university and I thrive in an interdisciplinary, dynamic environment. I enjoy working collaboratively to create, run, and promote digital humanities programs. I also love independent research and writing, especially the historical research that’s done in special collections and archives, so I relate to and can create resources for more traditional researchers. Being able to switch between these extroverted and introverted registers and to see the potential in both is where my strengths lie in leadership in academic libraries.
I hold the position of Director of Research and Scholarly Initiatives at Southern Methodist University Libraries. Previous positions include Digital Humanities Research Designer at Wake Forest University’s ZSR Library and CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Scholarship at Bucknell University. My research and teaching consider the ways that technology has historically informed literary labor, and my work has appeared in American Quarterly, Studies in the Novel, College Literature, and the edited collection, Humans at Work in the Digital Age: Forms of Digital Textual Labor. I hold a PhD in English literature from Southern Methodist University, where I became interested in digital humanities through a partnership with SMU Central University Libraries to create a digital collection of rare Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railroad advertisements and ephemera.