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.

DHP@MU is:

  • Student-Centered

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.

  • Collaborative

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.

  • Community-oriented

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

Richard Hancuff, Manager of Online Learning Systems

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

George Shea IV, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Patricia Thatcher, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs