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.

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.
David Eichmann (PhD University of Iowa) is the Director of the School of Library and Information Science. His research interests lie in the general area of information systems, particularly representation and retrieval. He is currently active in the adaptive filtering of newswire stories, question answering and Web-based retrieval. These areas are complemented by work in image retrieval and video segmentation--providing a rich set of media prototypes, which he uses in his work in adaptive Web search agents.
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.
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.
Deborah Elizabeth Whaley (PhD University of Kansas; American Studies) is the Senior Scholar for Digital Arts & Humanities Research at the Digital Scholarship and Publishing Studio, an artist, curator, writer, and Professor of American Studies and African American Studies at the University of Iowa. Her research and teaching fields include the institutional history, theories, and methods of American and cultural studies, 19th and 20th century American cultural history, comparative ethnic studies, Black cultural studies, the digital humanities, popular culture, and the visual arts. Her recent book is Black Women in Sequence: Re-inking Comics, Graphic Novels, and Anime (2015); it explores graphic novel production and comic book fandom, looking in particular at African, African American, and multiethnic women as deployed in television, film, animation, gaming, and print representations of comic book and graphic novel characters. She is also the author of Disciplining Women: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Black Counterpublics, and the Cultural Politics of Black Sororities (2010).

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

Carol Ives, Program Administrator