am Professor of English at California State University, Northridge. I work on medieval language and literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the fourteenth century with a special emphasis on Old English and early Middle English. My early work was on the history of the English language during the Old English period, especially the development of phonology and its dialects. More recently I have worked on regional and cultural diversity in historiographical and romance literature. I have strong interests in using technology for both research and teaching and am working to understand how the growing field of Digital Humanities can expand our knowledge of an access to the cultures of the Middle Ages. I currently serve as co-PI on the Archive of Early Middle English project, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2010 I established the CSUN Center for the Digital Humanities, of which I am currently director. My Digital Humanities work also includes the NEH-Funded Lexomics Project, which produces and uses computational tools for text analysis. Most recently, I worked as a designer/developer for the online search tool Serendip-o-matic as part of the One Week | One Tool project.