Governance and Organization


Dr. Spencer D. C. Keralis is Founder and Executive Director of Digital Frontiers. A scholar of the past, present, and future of the book, Dr. Keralis’s writing has appeared in Book HistoryAmerican Periodicals, and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) report The Problem of Data. His research on student labor in digital humanities is forthcoming in the collection Disrupting Digital Humanities (2018, Punctum Books) and the Modern Language Association publication  Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments (2018). He has held a Mellon Fellowship at the Library Company of Philadelphia, a Legacy Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society, and served as a CLIR Fellow in Academic Libraries with the University of North Texas Libraries. He holds a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from New York University. His current projects focus on improving library services for transgender patrons; and on using digital oral histories to teach compassionate care in medical education. He is currently Assistant Professor and Digital Humanities Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Board of Directors

Melissa Gonzales is Director for Records Management with the Houston Community College District. An experienced archivist, Melissa has managed archives for the Witte Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the University of Texas at Arlington. She holds an MS in Library & Information Science with an Archives Management concentration from Simmons College.

Liz Grumbach is Assistant Director and Program Lead of the Digital Humanities Initiative in the Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University. She is also a project manager and website coordinator for HASTAC@ASU, where she supports online community engagement and platform development for the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory hub at ASU. She has been an #altac professional since 2012, and her current research interests include investigating ethical practices and critical methodologies for producing and sharing cultural data.

Dr. John Edward Martin is a Scholarly Communication Librarian at the University of North Texas Libraries.  He serves as a consultant to faculty, students, and the university community on issues related to transformations in scholarly communication and academic publishing. He is also resource librarian for the Department of English. He has published scholarly articles on Edgar Allan Poe, horror fiction & film, and literary pedagogy, and is currently researching an article on humanistic librarianship. Among his other interests are digital humanities, information fluency & instruction, critical information theory, and comics studies. He holds a Ph.D. in American literature from Northwestern University, an MSIS from the University of North Texas.

Laura Waugh is the Digital Collections Librarian at Texas State University. She earned her MLIS degree and Digital Content Management Certification from the University of North Texas. (Ex Officio)