• Head of Student Programs, Scholars’ Lab
    University of Virginia Library, January 2019-present
  • Head of Graduate Programs, Scholars’ Lab
    University of Virginia Library, May 2017-January 2019
  • Mellon Digital Humanities Fellow, Visiting Assistant Professor of English
    Washington and Lee University Library, November 2015-May 2017


  • Ph.D. in English, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (November 2015)
  • M.A. in English, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (2011)
  • B.A. (with Distinction), University of Virginia, Charlottesville (2009)

Selected Awards and Grants

  • $6000 Grant for AV/VR Documentation, with Arin Bennett and Will Rourke, Parents Fund UVA, 2019
  • Raven Fellowship to develop Python web application to analyze sound recordings of poetry, Raven Society, Raven Society, UVA, 2015
  • Yalden-Thomson Summer Grant to develop Python web application to analyze sound recordings of poetry, Society of Fellows, UVA, 2015
  • Graduate Fellowship in the Digital Humanities, Scholars’ Lab, UVA, 2015-16
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, UVA, 2015
  • First Place at UVA’s Huskey Graduate Research Exhibition for presentation on “Hearing Silent Woolf”
  • Junior Fellow, Society of Fellows, UVA, 2014-2015
  • Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Summer Research Fellowship Award; Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, UVA, 2013
  • Praxis Program Fellowship, Scholars’ Lab, UVA, 2012-2013
  • Summer Graduate Research and Travel Grant, UVA, annually, 2010-present

Peer Review Publications

Other Publications

Invited Presentations and Workshops

  • Invited talk with Bucknell DH students, Bucknell University, July 2020.
  • Invited talk at Emory Center for Digital Scholarship on “Digital Pedagogy and Opportunities for Hope”, September 2019
  • Invited workshop for students at Emory Center for Digital Scholarship on “Getting from Here to There” in DH project development, September 2019
  • Invited workshop on teaching statements and digital humanities with Ashley Hosbach, at Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, June 2019
  • Invited talk on graduate studies and digital humanities, Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center, Georgia Tech, March 2018
  • Invited talk, “Text Analysis Pedagogy for Non-Programmers,” University of Pennsylvania WordLab, November 2017
  • Invited roundtable, “Praxis Together: Building Digital Humanities Programs in the Library,” with Alyssa Collins, Julia Haines, and Ammon Shepherd; SEFLIN Virtual Conference on “Digital Utopia: Libraries Building Communities of Learning,” September 2017.
  • Invited coach and workshop leader, Ohio 5 Student Newspaper Hackathon, College of Wooster, March 2017
  • Keynote, “Planning a DH Project When You Feel like an Imposter”, and invited workshop leader, “Introduction to Text Analysis with Twitter”, Undergraduate Network for Research in the Humanities Conference, Lexington, VA, January 2017
  • Invited talk, “Project Managing from the Outside In,” opening remarks for Digital Scholarship Retreat, Universiy of Michigan, March 2015
  • Invited guest lectures on digital humanities software development and project management with Sarah Storti, presentations entitled “Design Instincts” and “Do you want to build a project?,” Washington & Lee University, April 2014, May 2015
  • Invited guest lecture on project management, NINES, and Prism, Joanna Swafford’s DHM 293 course on “Digital Tools: Sherlock Holmes’s London,” SUNY New Paltz, November 2014
  • Invited talk, “Praxis, or the Life Unknown,” Coalition for Networked Information workshop on “Digital Scholarship Centers: Trends and Good Practice,” St. Louis, MO, April 2014
  • Guest lecture on the role of the Project Manager, Mark Kamrath’s ENG6806 course on “Digital Editing and Databases,” University of Central Florida, November 2013

Selected Conferences and Presentations

Selected Digital Projects and Related Experience

Technical Profile

  • Languages: Python, Ruby, JavaScript
  • Frameworks: Ruby on Rails, Jekyll
  • Large-scale text analysis: natural language processing, topic modeling, machine learning

  • Frontend web design: HTML5, CSS3
  • Content management systems: Drupal, WordPress, Omeka
  • Version control systems: Git
  • Markup systems: RDF, XML, TEI

Teaching (University of Virginia)

  • ENGN 5559: Digital Literary Studies
    (Co-Instructor with Alison Booth, one section; Spring 2019)
  • Praxis Program
    (Lead Instructor in collaboration w/ Scholars Lab staff; annually from 2017-2018 to present)
  • Scholars’ Lab Student Programs
    (In collaboration w/ Scholars’ Lab staff; 2017 to present)

Teaching (Washington and Lee University)

  • DH 394/ENGL 394 Hacking the Book
    (Instructor, 1 section; Planned but untaught Spring 2017)
  • WRIT 100 Writing in the Age of Digital Surveillance
    (Instructor, 1 section; Winter 2017)
  • HIST 211 Scandal, Crime, and Spectacle in the 19th Century
    (Co-Instructor with Sarah Horowitz, 1 section; Fall 2016; course fulfills DH credit)
  • Undergraduate Digital Humanities Fellows Program
    (Co-Administrator with Mackenzie Brooks, 2 cohorts; Fall 2015-present)

Teaching (University of Virginia as Graduate Student)

  • ENWR 1510 Accelerated Academic Writing, “The Musical: Then and Now”
    (Instructor, 2 sections; Fall 2012, Spring 2013)
  • IHGC 3550 How to Survive an Apocalypse
    (Co-Instructor with Elizabeth Fox, 1 section; Spring 2015)
  • IHGC 3559 American Youth and Film
    (Co-Instructor with Elizabeth Fox, 1 section; Spring 2014)
  • ENGL 3820 History of Literature in English II
    (Head Teaching Assistant, 1 section; Spring 2014)
  • ENGL 3830 History of Literature in English III
    (Head Teaching Assistant, 1 section; Fall 2011)
  • ENWR 3800 Academic and Professional Writing
    (Teaching Assistant, 1 section; Spring 2012)
  • ENRN 3210 Shakespeare I
    (Teaching Assistant, 2 sections; Fall 2013)
  • ENSP 5821 Culture of London: Past and Present
    (Study Abroad Program Assistant, Summer 2013-2015)

Professional Service and Affiliations

  • Association for the Computers and the Humanities Executive Council Member, spring 2020-present
  • The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, Editorial Collective, fall 2018-present
  • Programming Historian, Editorial Board 2017-present
  • Digital Humanities Conference, abstract reader, summer 2014-present
  • Reviewer for Conradiana; Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700; Digital Humanities Quarterly
  • Communications chair for Chesapeake DH Consortium, 2019-2020

Local Service (Washington and Lee)

  • Digital Humanities Faculty Committee, 2015-2017
  • Digital Humanities Action Team, 2015-2017
  • Writing Program Faculty Cohort, 2016-2017

Local Service (University of Virginia)

  • Conference Organizer Assistant, “Moving People / Linking Lives: An Interdisciplinary Symposium,” 2014-2015.
  • Graduate English Students Association: MA representative, 2010-11; Modern and Contemporary Literature Area Representative, 2012-2013; Secretary, 2012-13; President, 2013-14.
  • Institute for the Humanities and Global Cultures, Graduate Advisory Board, Spring 2012-present; chair 2013-14.
  • UVA Graduate Conference Committee: Chair, Budget subcommittee 2009-2011; Conference Co-Chair with Sophia Gu, 2011-12.