Leadership

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Matthew K. Gold
Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities and Advisor to the Provost for Digital Initiatives, The Graduate Center (CUNY)

Matthew K. Gold holds teaching appointments in the Ph.D. Program in English, the M.A. Program in Liberal Studies, and the doctoral certificate programs in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy and American Studies. He serves as Advisor to the Provost for Digital Initiatives, Director of the CUNY Academic Commons, Director of the GC Digital Scholarship Lab, and Director of the M.A. Program in Digital Humanities and the M.S. Program in Data Analysis and Visualization. He edited Debates in the Digital Humanities (Minnesota, 2012) and, with Lauren F. Klein (with whom he is co-editor of the Debates in the Digital Humanities book series), recently co-edited Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016 (Minnesota). His collaborative digital humanities projects include Manifold Scholarship (with Doug Armato), Looking for Whitman, Commons In A Box, Social Paper (with Erin Glass), and DH Box (with Stephen Zweibel). He is Vice President/President-Elect of the Association for Computers and the Humanities.

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Lisa Rhody
Project Director, DHRI and Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives at The Graduate Center (CUNY)

As Director of Digital Fellowship Programs, she leads 3 cohorts of graduate students: the GC Digital Fellows, Program Social Media Fellows, and Videography Fellows who work to extend and improve the critical use of digital technologies in research and teaching. Lisa is on the faculties of the M.A. in Liberal Studies, M.A. in Digital Humanities, and M.S. in Data Analytics and Visualization programs, and serves as Director of Research Projects for the CUNY Academic Commons, an academic social network designed to support faculty initiatives and build community through the use of technology in teaching and learning. Previously, she was Associate Director of Research Projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Lisa holds a Ph.D in English from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research, which uses computational methods such as text mining and machine learning to explore 21st century poetry, has appeared in the Journal of Digital Humanities, Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016, and PMLA.

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Kalle Westerling
Project Coordinator, DHRI and Ph.D. Candidate, Theatre and Performance, The Graduate Center (CUNY)

Kalle Westerling is completing a dissertation on the history and aesthetics of male-identified dancers in 20th-century burlesque and 21st-century boylesque. He is also an Instructional Technology Fellow at Macaulay Honors College and Queens College, where he assists faculty and students to link technology and learning in a technology-across-the-curriculum initiative.

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Stephen Zweibel
Digital Scholarship Librarian, The Graduate Center (CUNY)

Stephen Zweibel supports digital project creation by GC researchers across the disciplines, helps preserve those projects, and supports faculty and students with their data-based research and data management needs. He also coordinates the library’s growing series of workshops on research skills and tools. Steve earned his master’s degree in library and information science from Long Island University in 2010, and received a master’s degree in the Digital Humanities track of the GC’s MALS program. As a MALS student, he built DH Box, a cloud-based computer lab for digital humanities research (including the tools Omeka, NLTK, IPython, R Studio, and Mallet). DH Box won a National Endowment for the Humanities Start-Up grant. Before coming to the Graduate Center, Steve was a visiting lecturer at Hunter College, where he built several useful library tools, including Augur, a web application to track reference question data; a mobile app for the CUNY library catalog; and Know Thy Shelf, a radio frequency identification (RFID)-based library inventory system.