In August 2012, Suzanne Keen, Dean of the College, formed the Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) to spearhead the campus initiative. This group consists of faculty and staff from various departments and units interested in the intersection of information technology and humanities research and teaching. The goal of the working group is to lead the way in establishing DH as a more commonly accepted method of teaching and research.

In 2016, the DHWG became an official university committee. The charge and current membership can be found on the Provost’s website.

Paul Youngman, Chair

Ex Officio Member
Richard Kuettner, Director, Global Discovery Laboratories

Six Members of the Teaching Faculty: Three-Year Terms

  • Rebecca Benefiel, Associate Professor of Classics
  • Megan Hess, Assistant Professor of Accounting
  • Sarah Horowitz, Associate Professor of History
  • Toni Locy, Professor of Journalism
  • Sara Sprenkle, Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Paul Youngman, Professor of German

Two Representatives of the University Library: Four-Year Terms

  • Jeffrey Barry, Associate University Librarian
  • Mackenzie Brooks, Assistant Professor and Digital Humanities Librarian

Two Representatives of Information Technology Services: Four-Year Terms

  • Brandon Bucy, Senior Academic Technologist
  • Julie Knudson, Director of Academic Technologies

One Student, nominated by the EC and appointed by the Provost
Aidan Valente ’19