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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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Alex Kledzik HeadshotStudent Assistant

Alexandria Kledzik

Alex is a senior majoring in Sociology with minors in Digital Humanities and Film. She has worked with several local museums including the MOSH and the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center through the DHI and other UNF departments. Her experience in Digital Humanities has helped her gain valuable creative and technological skills, as she has completed projects using GIS, audio production, and documentary-style filmmaking that explore the local Jacksonville area through various lenses. One of her goals as Student Assistant is fostering an encouraging space for the growing Digital Humanities community on campus.

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