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Digital Humanities Institute

Director and Student Assistant

Directorship of the DHI is a rotating two-year term. The DHI Advisory Committee nominate and elect faculty from different UNF departments and colleges to serve as director.

James Beasley headshotDirector

James Beasley, Associate Professor of English

Dr. James Beasley is an associate professor at the University of North Florida, where he teaches courses in rhetorical history, theory, and research.  His work has been published in College Composition and Communication, Rhetoric Review, JGE: The Journal of General Education, Enculturation, and Textshop Experiments. His current work-in-progress is an edited collection of digital humanities work within the state of Florida. Digital State will take as its focus how the fragmented narratives of Florida are collected and curated for social action within the field of digital humanities.

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Lucy Hollins HeadshotStudent Assistant

Lucy Hollins

Lucy is a graduate student of English at the University of North Florida; her concentration is in Rhetoric and Composition. As a undergraduate, Lucy majored in English with a minor in Digital Humanities. She completed an internship with the Jacksonville Public Library, working with the Florida Times-Union archives, and graduated with distinction. She looks forward to continuing work within the Digital Humanities and seeking further education in Library Science.

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  • Josh Gellers
    Dr. Gellers will serve as Director of the Digital Humanities Institute from 2025-2027.