Curriculum Vitae


  • 2013 Ph.D. in History, University of Virginia
  • 2007 MA in History, University of Virginia
  • 2005 MS in Mathematics, University of Virginia
  • 2003 BS in Mathematics and History, College of William & Mary
    • Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude with High Honors

Employment Experience

  • Carnegie Mellon University
    • (Courtesy) Assistant Professor of History, 2017-present
    • Digital Humanities Specialist, University Libraries, 2016-present
    • Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014-16
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2013-14
  • Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, 2005-2008
  • University of Virginia, 2003-2010

Peer-Reviewed Publications

“‘Set Them To the Cyphering Schoole’: Reading, Writing and Arithmetical Education, circa 1540-1700,” Journal of British Studies 56, no. 3 (2017) [forthcoming in July].

“‘Sportes and Pastimes, done by Number’: Mathematical Games in Early Modern England,” in Playthings in Early Modernity: Party Games, Word Games, ed. by Allison Levy (Medieval Institute Press: 2017).

Six Degrees of Francis Bacon: A Statistical Method for Reconstructing Large Historical Social Networks,” Digital Humanities Quarterly 10, no. 3 (2016) [coauthor].

“Towards Interoperable Network Ontologies for the Digital Humanities,” International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing 10, no. 1 (2016): 22-35. DOI: 10.3366/ijhac.2016.0157 [corresponding coauthor].

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Select Grants and Fellowships

  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant, coPIs Matt Burton, Matt Lavin, and Scott Weingart, 2017-19
    • Project: Digits: a Platform to Facilitate the Production of Digital Scholarship
  • NEH-ODH Digital Implementation Grant, PIs Christopher Warren and Daniel Shore, 2016-18
    • Project: Six Degrees of Francis Bacon
  • XSEDE Research Grant, coPI Christopher Warren, 2016-17
    • Project: Six Degrees of Francis Bacon
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Microgrant, coPIs Meaghan Brown and Paige Morgan, 2015-16
    • Project: A Text By Any Other Citation: Identifying Early Modern Printed Books

Recent/Upcoming Public Papers and Presentations

  • “Materiality of Digital Objects,” with Meaghan Brown, Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference, October xx, 2017
  • “Death by Numbers: Bills of Mortality in Early Modern London,” Digital Humanities Annual Meeting, August xx, 2017
  • “Exploring How and Why Digital Humanities is Taught in Libraries,” with Brian Croxall and Hannah Rasmussen, Innovations in Digital Humanities Pedagogy Workshop, Digital Humanities Annual Meeting, August 8, 2017
  • “Six Degrees of Francis Bacon,” with Christopher Warren, Daniel Shore, and Scott Weingart, invited talk at Early Modern Digital Agendas: Network Analysis, July 20, 2017
  • “Using Databases in Humanities Research: a Roundtable,” Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing Annual Meeting, June xx, 2017
  • “DH in the Big Tent,” Digital Humanities Summer Institute, June 5, 2017
  • “Early Modern Citations at the Intersection of Archives and the Internet,” Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing Annual Meeting, July 19, 2016
  • “Six Degrees of Francis Bacon: A Project Showcase,” Keystone Digital Humanities Conference, June 23, 2016
  • “Six Degrees of Francis Bacon: Text Mining, Data Visualization, and the Archive,” Mid-Atlantic Archives Conference, April 15, 2016
  • “From Provenance to Scratchwork: Marginalia in Early Modern Arithmetic Textbooks,” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, March 31, 2016
  • “Six Degrees of Francis Bacon: Crowdsourcing and Social Network Analysis,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, January 9, 2016
  • “Roundtable: Computational Methods in Network Analysis,” History of Science Society Annual Meeting, November 20, 2015
  • “The Materiality of Numbers in Early Modern England,” Pittsburgh Consortium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, November 12, 2015

Professional Affiliations

  • American Historical Association
  • North American Conference of British Studies
  • History of Science Society
  • Renaissance Society of America
  • Society for the History of Authorshp, Reading, and Publishing
  • Council on Library and Information Resources
  • Digital Library Federation