Brian Rosenblum (Co-PI) is founding Co-Director of the IDRH, and Librarian for Digital Scholarship at the University of Kansas Libraries, where he has administrative, production and outreach responsibilities in support of a variety of digital initiatives and publishing services. As Co PI, he will coordinate and oversee all aspects of the institute, and facilitate several sessions.
Dave Tell (Co-PI) is Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas, and Co-Director of the IDRH. His research focuses on issues of race, memory, and place. A long-time partner with the Emmett Till Memorial Commission of Tallahatchie County, Inc., Dr. Tell’s work has a strong public focus. His scholarship is written for broad, public audiences. As Co PI, he will coordinate and oversee all aspects of the institute, and facilitate several sessions.
Kaylen Dwyer is Digital Media Specialist for the IDRH. She has experience in text mining, metadata data management, bibliography, digital publishing, and web development. She will assist in organizing the institute, administer survey instruments, manage the institute website, lead sessions on Omeka and publishing platforms, and provide consulting to project teams during the online program.
Sarah Bishop is the CEO of Coneflower Consulting, LLC, a consulting firm committed to help creative non-profits in the Midwest flourish. Bishop received her PhD in English literature from the University of Virginia and is adept at working with non-profits across a variety of sectors to design and implement impactful public humanities programs. She will assist in the planning and assessment of the institute and lead sessions on marketing, funding, and academic/non-profit collaboration.
Sylvia Fernández is the Public and Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas. She has founded and contributed to many innovative digital projects focusing on the Mexico/U.S. border region, including Borderlands Archives Cartography, Torn Apart/Separados, and United Fronteras. She will assist in the planning and assessment of the institute, will facilitate several sessions and workshops, and provide consulting to project teams.