Certificate Advisory Board

The following faculty members form the advisory board for the Public Digital Humanities Certificate and advise on certificate policy and can answer questions about the certificate.

Bjorn Anderson Björn Anderson (PhD University of Michigan) arrives from a fellowship at The American Center of Oriental Research in Amman, Jordan. The book he is writing, Negotiating Identity in Nabataean Arabia, focuses on cultural intersections in the eastern Mediterranean during the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods. He is developing two digital projects, including a site for the study of ancient Mediterranean ceramics with other members of the international Workshop for Levantine Ceramics.

Sarah Bond (PhD University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) is an assistant professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Iowa. Professor Bond is a digital humanist and teaches courses on Roman Civilization, Late Antique Latin, Latin historiography, Roman history, and Greek and Latin epigraphy. Her research focuses primarily on Roman law, commerce, marginal peoples, and the formation of voluntary associations during the period called Late Antiquity (200-700 CE). She works extensively with material culture to reconstruct the lives of "ordinary" working Romans and is currently finishing a book for the University of Michigan Press.


Christina Boyles (PhD Baylor University) is an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar of Digital Humanities. Her research interests include digital humanities, digital pedagogy, multiethnic American literature, gender and women's studies, and environmental studies. Her forthcoming work will appear in Feminist Debates in Digital Humanities and Digital Diversity. Her published work appears in Southern Literary Journal, South Central Review, Plath Profiles, Pupil, and The Write Book.

Bob Cargill

Robert Cargill (PhD, University of California, Los Angeles) comes to The University of Iowa from the Center for Digital Humanities at UCLA, where he has been the Instructional Technology Coordinator and has taught in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. An archaeologist and biblical scholar, his book Qumran through (Real) Time: a Virtual Reconstruction of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls (Gorgias Press) was published in 2009. He is the chief architect and designer of the online Qumran Visualization Project, http://www.nelc.ucla.edu/qumran/ (link is external).
Paul Dilley Paul Dilley (PhD, Yale University) joins The University of Iowa faculty from a position at Pennsylvania State University. His interests are in the development of Judaism and Christianity within the diverse cultural environments of the Graeco-Roman world. He has developed the digital online project “Ancient Nubia: An Interactive Topography” and is part of an international project to publish the Dublin Kephalaia Codex, an ancient Coptic manuscript, using digital imaging technology. He is also epigraphist for the Red Monastery Project, a USAID-sponsored conservation in Egypt of one of the best-preserved churches from Late Antiquity.
Tom Keegan (PhD University of Iowa) is the Director of the University of Iowa's Digital Scholarship and Publishing Studio. Tom's teaching and research address the use of digital humanities and publicly engaged pedagogies across a variety of curriculums. He studies and designs new pedagogical models that refashion writing and literary classrooms outside the institution’s physical bounds. With Matt Gilchrist, Tom co-directs the Iowa Digital Engagement and Learning (IDEAL) initiative which encourages assignment innovation and fosters expanded access to TILE learning spaces. Supported by a $74,000 grant from the UI’s Provost’s Office, IDEAL combines Tom's interests in spatial rhetoric and digital humanities.
Lindsay Mattock Lindsay Mattock (Ph.D. University of Pitsburgh) joined the School of Library and Information Science faculty in fall of 2014. She specializes in audiovisual archives and has studied the preservation practices of independent filmmakers and the development of independent media archives. She is broadly interested in issues of digital collection and preservation of visual media and visual culture. Mattock has taught in the areas of digitial preservation, preservation management, archival representation, and moving image archives.
Judith Pascoe

Judith Pascoe (PhD University of Pennsylvania)teaches classes on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature and culture. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, and a Fulbright Japan Lecturing Award, she has written about theatrical self-representation in the 1790s (Romantic Theatricality [Cornell UP, 1996]) and about romantic-era collectors (The Hummingbird Cabinet [Cornell UP, 2006]). Her most recent book, The Sarah Siddons Audio Files: Romanticism and the Lost Voice (U of Michigan P, 2011), focuses on Sarah Siddons's voice and the acoustic transformation of the romantic theatre. She is currently writing about Japanese adaptations of Wuthering Heights.

Stephen Voyce Stephen Voyce (PhD, York University, Canada) comes to The University of Iowa from a postdoctoral fellowship at the Modern Literature and Culture Research Center, Ryerson University, Toronto, supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. His first book, A Society in Words: Practices of Community in the Cold War Era, 1950–1980, will be published this year by the University of Toronto Press. He is editor of GrOnk, an online archival project that will eventually feature a complete run of this influential magazine.
James Elmborg, Certificate Director (Ph.D. English, University of Kansas) Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science.

Administrative support for the certificate generously provide by School of Library and information Science and the Graduate College

Carol Ives, Program Coordinator