Staff Alumni

HASTAC has had a great number of dedicated, talented, and thoughtful staff members pass through our ranks throughout the years. The HASTAC network would not be what it is today without the energy, commitment, and wide-ranging contributions of our colleagues. Our deep thanks to former colleagues, listed below, who have moved on to influence the landscape of teaching and learning in new and important ways. 

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Position: Director, HASTAC Scholars
Bio: Fiona Barnett is a Ph.D. candidate in the Literature Program and Women's Studies at Duke University. She is currently at work on her dissertation, entitled Turning the Body Inside Out, which is a genealogy of the...
Position: Former NSF EAGER Postdoctoral researcher at HASTAC
Bio: I am a postdoctoral research fellow at HASTAC working on the NSF EAGER grant.
Position: Former Executive Assistant to Cathy N. Davidson
Bio: Formerly Executive Assistant to Cathy N. Davidson, Duke Class of 2009.
Position: Financial Analyst
Bio: Yolanda has worked for UCHRI for over 6 years and at UC Irvine for over 24 years. Most of her experience has been in the financial area. She is responsible for managing all finances within UCHRI
Bio: Hilary is a former Program Manager for HASTAC and the Digital Media and Learning Competition.
Position: Director of Administration, HASTAC & Digital Media and Learning Competition
Bio: Director of Administration for HASTAC and Digital Media and Learning Competition
Position: Associate Director of Digital Learning Projects
Bio: Currently the Associate Director for Digital Learning Projects at LaGuardia Community College. Form Program Coordinator at HASTAC. PhD in Comm Studies at UNC Chapel Hill focusing in Media & Technology.
Position: Doctoral Student, Adjunct Lecturer, Futures Initative Fellow
Bio: Michael Dorsch is a doctoral student specializing in geography in the Earth and Environmental Science Program at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). Michael has taught courses on environmental...
Position: Director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute
Bio: Director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute; Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of Criminology, Law & Society, UC Irvine. Co-founder, HASTAC; Co-PI, Digital Media and...
Position: Director of Social Networking, Digital Media and Learning Competition Director of Alternative and Micro-Credential Research
Bio: Dr. Sheryl Grant was director of social networking for the HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition from 2008 to 2017, and director of micro credentials and badge research for HASTAC from 2014...
Position: Former Project Manager, HASTAC
Bio: Graduate student in clinical mental health counseling at North Carolina Central University (NCCU).
Position: Director of Program and Administration, CUNY Humanities Alliance
Bio: Director of Program and Administration, CUNY Humanities Alliance.  Formerly the Program Coordinator for HASTAC@Duke and the PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge in the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University.
Position: HASTAC Postdoctoral Administrative Intern
Bio: Zoë Marie Jones recently earned her Ph.D. from Duke University in the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies. While she is on the job market she is working as the Editor of Digital Conference Proceedings for...
Position: Program Coordinator
Bio: Jenn administered logistics for the Digital Media and Learning Competition, including contracts, policy, and communications, through early 2017. She also assisted with the evaluation of UCHRI programs and oversaw the on...
Position: Assistant Professor of Biomedical Humanities
Bio: Erin Gentry Lamb was the inaugural Director of the HASTAC Scholars Program in 2008-2009. She completed her PhD in English in 2008 at Duke University, and as of Fall 2009 is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical...
Position: Programmer Analyst
Bio: Anh earned his B.S. in Computer Science at California State University, Fullerton. He works with UCHRI's web applications, website development, and FastApps, a web based application used to manage applications for...
Position: Assistant Director, ARTFL Project, University of Chicago.
Bio: I received a doctorate in French history from the University of Ottawa in 1991 and have been involved in digital humanities since the mid-1980s. Lead developer and coordinator of ARTFL's open source text analysis...
Position: Former Director of Web Technology & Community Strategy
Bio: Demos directed development and administation of the hastac.org web site from 2014 – 2017. He was responsible for both executing long-term vision and for the site's day-to-operations, from the server platform to end-user...
Position: Communications Manager, HASTAC; Instructor, Duke University
Bio: Erin Parish is an anthropologist whose work focuses on the physicality of memory and the psychology of place, specifically in post-conflict reconstruction and the return of internally displaced people to their homes in...
Position: Social Sciences Librarian
Bio: I am a Social Sciences Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill providing liaison support to the Political Science, Public Policy, Women's and Gender Studies and Sexuality Studies departments.
Bio: Ruby managed hastac.org and provided strategic direction and advanced implementation for most aspects of HASTAC's online presence from 2009 until early 2014.
Position: Former NSF EAGER Post-Doc
Bio: I am a Political Scientist with a PhD from Duke University, and an interest in social network analysis. I formerly served as the NSF EAGER Post-Doc at HASTAC, studying the content, users, and structure of HASTAC.org.
Position: Media and Design Specialist
Bio: Maritess was responsible for web design, communications, and social media for UCHRI, as well as graphic design for the DML Research Hub and the Digital Media and Learning Competition through 2016. She is a graduate of...
Position: Digital Humanist
Bio: Lisa studies the humanities and technology. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Position: Former Project Manager, HASTAC
Bio: Jonathan E. Tarr was a HASTAC Scholar in 2009-10 and 2010-11. He received a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Michigan in 2011. Prior to graduate studies, Jonathan served as HASTAC Project Manager...
Position: Director of Digital Engagement
Bio: World Wide Web veteran from way back.
Position: Director of Programs and Networks
Bio: Chad Weinard is currently an independent technologist and digital strategist. He connects people to museums and museums to people. Most recently he was HASTAC's Program Coordinator and, prior to that, Director of...