Jessica Richard is Associate Professor of English. Her Ph.D. is from Princeton and her B.A. from Goucher College. She specializes in eighteenth-century British fiction. She is the author of The Romance of Gambling in the Eighteenth-Century British Novel (Palgrave, 2011) and editor of Samuel Johnson’s The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia (Broadview 2008). She […]
Phoebe Zerwick is an Associate Professor of the Practice in the English Department, where she teaches writing and journalism. She comes to the digital humanities from a career in journalism, where digital tools have transformed storytelling and the reporting and distribution of the news. She uses digital platforms in her writing and journalism classes to […]
Dr. Jerid Francom, Associate Professor of Spanish & Linguistics. Dr. Francom’s research focuses on the use of large-scale language archives (‘corpora’) from a variety of sources (news, social media, and other internet sources) to better understand the linguistic and cultural similarities and differences between varieties of the Spanish language (native dialect and non-native/ learner language) […]
As an archivist, I have long been interested in creating connections between researchers, students, the communities in which we live, and the historical record, which documents who we are. The digital humanities offers new ways of sharing and seeing the record of the past, and I consider myself an active collaborator in representing the archival […]
I have been teaching U.S. and regional history for 25 years, 16 of them at Wake Forest, and I have always been interested in the ways learning about the past can help students engage more fully in the communities around them. My recent partnership with students, staff, and community members on documenting the history of […]
Cindy Hill is a documentary filmmaker and Teaching Professor at Wake Forest University. She currently serves as Co-Director of the Documentary Film Program and teaches courses in media production, documentary storytelling and media story editing. Cindy joined the Wake Forest University faculty in 2010.
Cindy has worked on numerous film projects that have aired nationally […]
Cara Pilson currently serves as Co-Director of the Documentary Film Program and as a Teaching Professor in Documentary Film. She has served as Associate Producer and Director of Research for multiple award-winning films that aired nationally on PBS. Most recently, she served as Associate Director and Director of Research on The Last Flight of Petr […]
Sandy Dickson joined Wake Forest University faculty in 2009 as a Professor of Documentary Film and Communication and Co-Director and later Director of the Documentary Film Graduate Program. She currently serves as Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Director of the Visual Storytelling Consortium, an initiative to take storytelling across […]
Alessandra Von Burg is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Communication. She is core faculty for American Ethnic Studies and affiliated with Jewish Studies. Her research focuses on rhetorical theory, political theory, and mobility studies. She has published in Philosophy & Rhetoric, Advances in the History of Rhetoric, Quarterly Journal […]
Jimmy Butts likes weird stuff. He has worked with students at Winthrop, Clemson, and most recently here at Wake Forest to get them composing in exciting, new ways—often employing digital media. He received his PhD from Clemson’s transdisciplinary program called Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design. Much of his research explores how rhetorical theory intersects with […]
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