The Digital Humanities & Pedagogy (DHP) Working Group was founded in the Fall of 2016, with the mission of advancing experiential information literacy and visual literacy for students and the public, and to invigorate faculty pedagogy with innovative tools and practices as the field of digital humanities (DH) continues to evolve in the future. The steering committee aims to facilitate and incubate DH ideas, tools, and projects, and coordinate the implementation of these.
Our ultimate goal is to foster student professional and intellectual development. DHP-sponsored projects should provide tangible and transferable technological skills for students, while continuing to encourage strong writing and critical thinking. We seek to encourage students to participate in knowledge creation, and to apply complex understandings of the content we teach as they attempt to visualize and otherwise share research for a public audience.
We believe this initiative will encourage broader faculty-student collaboration and research, while enabling students and faculty to engage with information resources through atypical and non-traditional platforms.
Through its inherent focus on presenting information to the public, the DHP group aims to foster increased engagement with the local community and improve visibility for Misericordia University among local, regional, and national communities.
DHP Steering Committee
Pictured in the order below
Jennifer M. Black (Co-Chair), Assistant Professor of History
Maureen Cech, University Archivist
Richard Hancuff, Manager of Online Learning Systems
Meredith Knoff, Information Literacy Librarian
Rebecca Steinberger, Professor of English
Rachel Urbanowicz, Assistant Professor of Mass Communications and Design
Ryan Watson (Co-Chair), Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
DHP Advisory Board
Steering Committee Members plus:
Allan Austin, Professor of History
Amanda Caleb, Associate Professor of English
Matthew Hinton, Assistant Director, Student Success Center & Academic Support Services
Elisa Korb, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
Morgan Sadowski, Instructional Developer for Educational Technology
George Shea IV, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Patricia Thatcher, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Glenn Willis, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies