My research & teaching interests center on the digital humanities, scholarly communication, pedagogy, digital rhetoric, & 19th-century American literature. I am the Director of the CUNY Academic Commons & Editor of _Debates in the Digital Humanities_ (Minnesota, 2012). I lead a number of digital initiatives at the Graduate Center, CUNY.
Ph.D. in English, Certificate in American Studies, Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY), New York, NY. October 2006.
M.A. in English, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. May 1997.
B.A. with Honors in English, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. May 1995.
digital humanities, scholarly communication, open pedagogy, digital rhetoric, and nineteenth-century American literature.
Gold, Matthew K., Ed., Debates in the Digital Humanities. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.
This collection of essays presents perspectives on the debates that have surrounded the recent emergence of the digital humanities as an academic discipline. Among the issues addressed by over thirty prominent digital humanities scholars are the struggles to define the field; the relationship of DH to theory; the prospects for new forms of scholarship and new models of scholarly communication; the past, present, and future directions of DH; the status of pedagogy within the field; the range of possible cultural approaches to DH; the methodologies that define DH inquiry; and the institutional ramifications of DH.
An interactive, open-access, social edition of the text, created by the GC Digital Scholarship Lab in partnership with the University of Minnesota Press, was released in January 2013: http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu
Reviewed by Times Literary Supplement, American Quarterly, Leonardo Reviews,The New Republic, Information, Communication & Society, Information & Culture, Visual Resources: An International Journal of Documentation, The Key Reporter, Digital Culture & Education
Selected for Choice’s Compilation of Significant University Press Titles for Undergraduates, 2012–2013.
DH: A Short Guide to the Digital Humanities, Johns Hopkins University Press. Under contract. Expected publication: January 2015.
Digital Pedagogy Reader and Toolkit, Co-General Editor, with Rebecca Frost Davis, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers (proposal under review at the Modern Language Association).
“The Digital Humanities.” The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media, ed. Lori Emerson, Benjamin Robertson, and Marie-Laure Ryan. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.
“Against Learning Management Systems.” Hacking the Academy, ed. Dan Cohen and Tom Scheinfeldt. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013.
“Looking for Whitman: A Multi-Campus Experiment in Digital Pedagogy.” Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Practices, Principles, and Politics, ed. Brett D. Hirsch. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2012.
“The Digital Humanities Moment.” Debates in the Digital Humanities. Ed. Matthew K. Gold. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.
With Jim Groom, “Looking for Whitman: A Grand, Aggregated Experiment.” Debates in the Digital Humanities. Ed. Matthew K. Gold. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.
“Beyond Friending: BuddyPress and the Social, Networked, Open-Source Classroom.” Learning Through Digital Media: Experiments in Technology and Pedagogy. Ed. Trebor Scholz. New York: Institute for Distributed Creativity, 2011.
With George Otte, “The CUNY Academic Commons: Fostering Faculty Use of the Social Web.” Online Social Networking as a Site for Learning. Spec. issue of On the Horizon. 19.1 (2011).
“Becoming Book-Like: Bob Stein and The Future of the Book.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. 15.2 (Spring 2011).
“Breaking All the Rules: and the Aesthetics of Online Space.” From A to : Keywords of Markup. Eds. Bradley Dilger and Jeff Rice. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.
“The Expert Hand and the Obedient Heart: T.S. Eliot, Dr. Vittoz, and the Therapeutic Possibilities of The Waste Land.” The Journal of Modern Literature, vol. XXIII, no. 3-4 (Summer 2000): 519-534.
Project Director, “The Social Paper.” Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant Level 1, Office of the Digital Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities, $29,965. 2014-2015.
Subgrantee, “Bamboo DiRT Wiki Tool Repository,” from the University of California, Berkeley. $41,626. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 2013-2014.
Co-Principal Investigator, with Provost Chase Robinson and Professor Jessie Daniels, “JustPublics@365: Reimagining Scholarly Communication for the Public Good.” $550,000, Ford Foundation, 2013-2014. http://justpublics365.commons.gc.cuny.edu/.
Principal Investigator, “The Commons In A Box.” $107,500, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 2011-2012. http://commonsinabox.org.
Principal Investigator, “A Living Laboratory: Redesigning General Education for a 21st-Century College of Technology.” $3,100,000, U.S. Department of Education, 2010-2011. http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/aboutus/newsevents/2010fa/living_lab/index.shtml.
Principal Investigator, “Looking for Whitman: The Poetry of Place in the Life and Work of Walt Whitman.” Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant Level 2, Office of the Digital Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities, $33,235, 2009-2012. http://lookingforwhitman.org.
Co-Principal Investigator, “Pathways to Revitalized Undergraduate Computing Education (CPATH).” PI: Raffael Guidone. National Science Foundation, $160,000, 2009-2011.
Principal Investigator, “Looking for Whitman: The Poetry of Place in the Life and Work of Walt Whitman.” Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant Level 1, Office of the Digital Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities, $24,912, 2008-2009. http://lookingforwhitman.org.
Research Grant, PSC-CUNY, Summer 2008.
Faculty Fellow, “Water and Work: The History and Ecology of the Brooklyn Waterfront,” New York City College of Technology. National Endowment for the Humanities, 2007-2008.
Interactive Open-Access Edition of Debates in the Digital Humanities, 2013-present. http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu
Director, GC Digital Fellows Program, 2012-present. http://digitalfellows.commons.gc.cuny.edu/
Director, GC Digital Scholarship Lab, 2012-present. http://gcdsl.commons.gc.cuny.edu.
CUNY Graduate Center Digital Initiatives, 2011-present. http://gcdi.commons.gc.cuny.edu.
Co-Director (with Steve Brier, Charlie Edwards, and Amanda Licastro), CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative. 2010-present. http://cunydhi.commons.gc.cuny.edu.
Director, CUNY Academic Commons. 2009-present. http://commons.gc.cuny.edu.
Project Director, “Looking for Whitman.” 2008-2011. http://lookingforwhitman.org