Ergun Akleman

Professor, Department of Visualization email: ergun [dot] akleman [at] gmail [dot] com Ergun Akleman is a professional cartoonist, illustrator and caricaturist who has published more than 500 cartoons, illustrations and caricatures. He is also a computer graphics researcher who has a background in Electronic and Computer Engineering. Dr. Akleman's teaching encompasses both artistic and scientific aspects of computer graphics, with topics including computer animation, 3D modeling, rendering, visual storytelling, image based lighting and compositing.


Laura Mandell

Laura Mandell is the author of Breaking the Book: Print Humanities in the Digital Age (2015, Misogynous Economies: The Business of Literature in Eighteenth-Century Britain (1999), and, recently, "Gendering Digital Literary History: What Counts for Digital Humanities," in the New Companion to Digital Humanities (Blackwell 2016).  She is Project Director of the Poetess Archive, an online scholarly edition and database of women poets, 1750-1900 (http://www.poetessarchive.org),  Director of 18thConnect (http://www.18thConnect.org), and Director of ARC (http://www.ar-c.org), the Advanced Research Consortium overseeing NINES, 18thConnect, and MESA.  Her current research involves developing the multigraph to replace the monograph, imaging "multigraphs" as Virtual Research Environments that incorporate annotations and data manipulations not as paratext but as text proper.  Over the last three years, she has spearheaded the Early Modern OCR project or "eMOP" (http://emop.tamu.edu), a project concerned with improving OCR for early modern and 18th-c. texts via high performance and cluster computing.


Amy Earhart

Associate Professor, Department of English email: aearhart@tamu.edu Amy E. Earhart is an Associate Professor in the Department of English, Texas A&M University. She is also affiliated faculty with the Africana Studies Program. Earhart works with digital humanities and 19th-century American literature and culture, with a particular emphasis on race, ethnicity, and gender. Her work has appeared in DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly,The Oxford Handbook to Transcendentalism Reinventing the Peabody Sisters (Iowa UP),among other venues. She has co-edited a collection of essays titled The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age with Andrew Jewell, forthcoming Fall 2010, the University of Michigan. She is at work on a monograph titled “Traces of the Old, Uses of the New: The Emergence of the Digital Humanities.” In addition, she is developing the 19th-Century Concord Digital Archive in partnership with the Concord Free Public Library.

Laura Estill

email: Lestill-at--tamu-dot-edu Laura Estill is an editor of the World Shakespeare Bibliography Online. Her research focuses on early modern drama, print and manuscript culture, and digital humanities. She is currently working on DEx: A Database of Dramatic Extracts.

Maura Ives

Professor and Head, Department of English email: m-ives-at-tamu-dot-edu Maura Ives's research area is 19th century print and digital textual studies. Her work focuses on Victorian women writers (especially Christina Rossetti and Jean Ingelow) and Victorian women's religious writing and its particular literary and bibliographical subgenres (hymns, devotional calendars, illuminated texts, periodicals). 


Communication & Religious Studies

Patrick Burkart

Professor of Communication email: pburkart@tamu.edu My research interests are international political economy of communication, critical media studies, and new social movements around cyberliberties. My first book, with Tom McCourt, was Digital Music Wars: Ownership and Control of the Celestial Jukebox. My second book was Music and Cyberliberties. I am now preparing a manuscript on the Swedish Pirate Party called Pirate Politics. I have also researched and published on enterprise content management software, video game design, and telecommunications infrastructures.

Heidi Campbell

Associate Professor in Communication-Media studies email: heidic@tamu.edu Dr. Campbell's research focuses on new media, religion and culture and runs the Studying Religion and New Media Wiki. Dr. Campbell is also the facilitator for the Digital Religion website, digitalreligion.tamu.edu

Srivi Ramasubramanian

Associate Professor of Communication email: srivi@tamu.edu Dr. Srivi Ramasubramanian¹s primary research interest revolves around processes that explain how media stereotypes and counter-stereotypes influence viewers¹ attitudes, especially in the context of race and gender. Her secondary interest is in sexuality and violence in adolescent entertainment. She has published in journals such as Communication Research, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Communication Monographs, Media Psychology, Howard Journal of Communication, Asian Journal of Communication and Sex Roles. She serves as the Director of the Communication Research Lab at Texas A&M University.



Daniel L. Schwartz

Daniel L. Schwartz is Associate Professor of History and affiliate faculty with the Religious Studies Program. He is the director of Syriac.org and the editor of Syriaca.org’s SPEAR project (Syriac Persons, Events, and Relations), an online prosopographical research tool. He is the author of Paideia and Cult: Christian Initiation in Theodore of Mopsuestia and the editor, with Neil McLynn and Arietta Papaconstantinou, of the forthcoming Conversion in Late Antiquity: Christianity, Islam, and Beyond. His work has also appeared in the Journal of Early Christian Studies. He is currently working on a book on crowds in Late Antiquity.

Nautical Archaeology

Filipe Castro

Frederick R. Mayer Faculty Professor II of Nautical Archaeology email: fvcastro@tamu.edu Filipe Castro is the coordinator of the Nautical Archaeology Program and director of the J. Richard Steffy Ship Reconstruction Laboratory. His interests include early modern European seafaring and shipbuilding technology.


Computer Science

Richard Furuta

Professor, Department of Computer Science; Director, Center for the Study of Digital Libraries email: furuta@cs.tamu.edu Richard Furuta is a faculty member at Texas A&M University where he is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Director of the Center for the Study of Digital Libraries, and Director of the Hypermedia Research Laboratory. Dr. Furuta's current areas of research include digital libraries, digital humanities, hypermedia systems and models, structured documents, and document engineering. He also has studied applications in computer supported cooperative work, software engineering, visual programming, document structure recognition from bitmapped sources, and management systems for three-dimensional-gesture-based user interfaces. In the area of Digital Libraries, he was one of the founders of the 1994 and 1995 Digital Libraries Conferences, which subsequently became the ACM Digital Libraries series, and later merged with the IEEE-CS series to form the ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL). Many of Dr. Furuta's current research projects are highly interdisciplinary, especially those in the area of Digital Humanities. These current projects include the Cervantes Project, centered on the iconic author of Don Quixote, the Picasso Project, which is creating a digital reasoned catalog that already contains more than 10,000 of Picasso's art works, and the Nautical Archaeology Digital Library, in conjunction with the campus' Institute for Nautical Archaeology.

Frank Shipman

Professor, Department of Computer Science; Associate Director, Center for the Study of Digital Libraries email: shipman@cse.tamu.edu Frank Shipman has been pursuing research in the areas of hypermedia, computer-supported cooperative work, multimedia, computers and education, and intelligent user interfaces since 1987. His work at Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Colorado, Xerox PARC, and Texas A&M University investigates the design and use of media combining informal and formal representations and methods for supporting incremental formalization. Dr. Shipman helped found the field of spatial hypertext and helped design and develop a number of collaborative hypermedia systems including the Virtual Notebook System, the Hyper-Object Substrate, VIKI , the Visual Knowledge Builder, Walden's Paths, and Hyper-Hitchcock. He has been PI or Co-PI on more than $5.7 million in grants including more than $3.8 million from NSF, more than $1.1 million from other competitive sources including DARPA and the intelligence community, and more than $800,000 from industry including Microsoft, Google, and Hewlett Packard. His research has resulted in more than 100 refereed publications including two best paper awards and six other papers nominated for best paper awards at ACM and IEEE conferences. Dr. Shipman's research interests include intelligent user interfaces, hypertext, computers and education, multimedia, new media, computers and design, computer-human interaction, and computer-supported cooperative work.