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The Digital Innovation Lab holds open office hours Monday through Friday, 10am-4pm. Please stop by and check out our new space! Our staff holds office hours for students, staff, and faculty. Please see those hours below. If you wish to reserve our classroom space, please contact Will Bosley ( or Malina Chavez ( We welcome Dan Anderson as our new director as of July, 2016. Please contact Dan ( with any questions you have.

iamdan [at] unc [dot] edu
Director, Digital Innovation Lab, July, 2016-present
Co-Principal Investigator (January 2015-June 2017), Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative
Faculty Director of the Graduate Certificate Program in Digital Humanities &
Curriculum Coordinator, Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative
Digital Pedagogy Open Office Hours:
Wednesdays, 11am-1pm
Thursdays, 11am-1pm
Digital Innovation Lab

Dan Anderson is a professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, where he serves as associate chair. He has built a number of instructional technology tools, including the PITJournal, and directs the Studio for Instructional Technology in English Studies (SITES), which provides instructors in the Department of English and Comparative Literature with opportunities and support as they integrate technologies into their teaching. He also serves on the Digital Innovation Lab Advisory Board, and in 2012, he served on the DIL/IAH Faculty Fellows selection committee.

Will Bosley

DIL General Manager
Adobe CC/Digital Literacy Open Office Hours:
Mondays, 10am-Noon
Digital Innovation Lab

Will comes to the DIL from from the Beasley Multimedia Resource Center which he managed from 2007 until 2015.  Previous to his time here at UNC, Will was faculty at the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University.  Among his many duties, he is DH Press Project Manager.

Michael Newton
DIL/CDHI Technology Lead
Prospect/Data Open Office Hours:
Tuesdays, 10-11am
Fridays, 1-2pm
Digital Innovation Lab

Dr. Michael Newton comes to Digital Humanities work with strong qualifications in both information technology and the humanities. His first degree is a B.A. in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego, which he earned while working at a popular computer game company. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in Celtic Studies at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and has published extensively in that field. In 2007 he was awarded a Digital Humanities Initiative grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to create a digital collaboratory for Celtic Studies which was hosted for several years by iBiblio. In the summer of 2013, he began working on a new Digital Humanities project, entitled Celtic Poets of North America, which is an attempt to collect data about poets and poetry composed in Celtic languages, and enable searches and visualizations on that data.

Graduate Student Staff

elijah may 2014Elijah Gaddis
Project Manager, Loray Digital Archive; Lab Associate, Pedagogy and Digital Projects

A folklorist and doctoral student in American studies, Elijah Gaddis has also worked as a farmhand, cook and in various museums and cultural institutions. He is interested broadly in built landscapes of the American South, with a particular interest in places of enslavement, resistance, and cultural performance. Elijah is drawn to the digital humanities as a form of praxis that can connect scholarly interest and public practice.

Undergraduate Staff

Dani Callahan
Giselle Laureano
Emre Kurt

Taylor Marks
Karen Sieber (Interdisciplinary Studies; Minor: American Studies)

Former Staff

Robert C. Allen

Former Director and Co-Founder
James Logan Godfrey Distinguished Professor
American Studies
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Robert C. Allen, the James Logan Godfrey Distinguished Professor of American Studies, has written award-winning books on burlesque and soap operas, and edited widely-adopted teaching anthologies on media criticism and television studies. Robert’s first digital project, “Going to the Show,” developed in collaboration with UNC Libraries’ “Documenting the American South” and supported by a National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Fellowship, launched in 2009. “Going to the Show” was awarded the 2011 Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History by the American Historical Association. In 2009 he received the first Felix Harvey Award to Advance Institutional Priorities at UNC to support the development of a second collaborative digital project with UNC Libraries, “Main Street, Carolina,” which also received support from an NEH Digital Start-Up Grant. Robert regularly teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in American Studies on digital humanities/digital history.  In 2011 he received the Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. He has worked on both digital and analog projects with cultural heritage organizations across North Carolina, and was the historical advisor for “Standing on a Box: Lewis Hine’s National Child Labor Committee Photographs, 1908,” which received the 2011 Award for Excellence in the Public Humanities from the North Carolina Humanities Council.