Bridging Departments and Disciplines in a Digital Age


Pamella Lach
DH Librarian

Dr. Pamella Lach is the Digital Humanities Librarian at San Diego State University. Pam’s work explores how new and emerging technologies transform humanistic scholarship and pedagogy. Her areas of interest include data visualization, information retrieval, user experience design, and digital pedagogy. She is currently studying how folksonomy, or user-generated social tagging, can enhance and disrupt traditional authority-driven classification schemas. Pam is the Director of the Digital Humanities Center in the SDSU Library.

Jessica Pressman
English and Comparative Literature

Dr. Jessica Pressman is an Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University. She is the author of Bookishness: Loving Books in a Digital Age (Columbia UP, 2020) and Digital Modernism: Making It New in New Media (Oxford UP, 2014), co-author, with Mark C. Marino and Jeremy Douglass, of Reading Project: A Collaborative Analysis of William Poundstone’s Project for Tachistocope {Bottomless Pit} (Iowa UP, 2015), and co-editor, with N. Katherine Hayles, of Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in a Postprint Era (Minnesota UP, 2013). She is a recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). Her full CV can be found at


Joanna Brooks
English and Comparative Literature

Dr. Joanna Brooks is the Associate Vice President of Faculty Affairs and a Professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University. She is a national voice on religion and American life and the author or editor of six books on race, gender, colonialism, and religion in American literature and culture. Her recent books include The Book of Mormon Girl: A Memoir of An American Faith (Simon & Schuster, 2012), winner of the 2012 award in memoir from the Association of Mormon Letters, Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions (Oxford UP, 2012), and Why We Left: Untold Songs and Stories of America's First Immigrants (University of Minnesota, 2013). Her scholarship has been supported and honored with awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Association, and the Modern Language Association. She has appeared as a commentator or guest on NPR, MSNBC, and the Daily Show, and her writing has also appeared in the Washington Post, Huffington Post, Tablet, Salon, and See more at

Jessica Pressman
English and Comparative Literature

See bio above.


Advisory Board

Directors and Founder plus:

Noah Arceneaux
Journalism and Media Studies

Mike Borgstrom
English and Comparative Literature

Marva Capello

Clarissa Clò
European Studies

Gabriel Doyle

D.J. Hopkins
Theater, Film, Television

Pam Jackson

William Nericcio
English and Comparative Literature

Nathian Rodriguez
Journalism and Media Studies

Sweta Sarkar
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mathias Schulze 
European Studies

Ming-Hsiang Tsou

Chris Werry
Rhetoric & Writing Studies

Affiliate Faculty

April Anson
Theatre, Television, and Film

Dani Bedau
Theatre, Television, and Film

David P. Cline

Anna Culbertson

Special Collections, Library

Raechel Dumas

Blas Falconer
English & Comparative Literature

James Frazee
Chief Academic Technology Officer, Associate Vice President, Learning Technologies

Bridget Gilman
Art + Design

Peter Herman
English & Comparative Literature

Jennifer Imazeki
Associate Vice President for Faculty and Staff Diversity

Risa Levitt
Religious Studies

Amira Jarmakani
Women's Studies

Sureshi M. Jayawardene
Africana Studies

Diana Leong
English & Comparative Literature

Mary Lyman-Hager
Language Acquisition Resource Center

Shelley Orr
Theater, Television, and Film

Beth Pollard

Daniel L. Reinholz
Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education

Linda Salem

Amy Schmitz Weiss
Journalism and Media Studies

André Skupin

Jess Whatcott
Women's Studies

Friends of Classics & Schuch Endowed Postdoctoral Fellow in Classics and Digital Humanities

David Wallace-Hare
Classics and Humanities

David Wallace-Hare is a Roman social, economic, and environmental historian and epigrapher. Since 2018, he has been an investigator on the HESPERIA: Palaeohispanic Languages Data Bank, an ongoing epigraphic project at the Universidad del País Vasco. At SDSU, David will carry out an investigation of bee forage plants mentioned in Late Antique and medieval textual sources from the Visigothic Kingdom and al-Andalus. His work provides a vehicle for applying historical data concerning bee forage plants to the current environment, healing the future with the past by recreating more stable ecosystems for bees through tailored replanting of historical bee forage plants. A long-term goal of this work is to create a global historical bee-forage database to allow individuals and communities to keep bees more sustainably based on models from the past.

DH Programs Assistant

Harmit Chima

My first experience with Digital Humanities was in Dr. Jessica Pressman’s ENG 560: “Digital Literature” class (Spring 2020), where I created a digital final project that exposed me to the healing powers of digital humanities during a pandemic. I graduated with a major in Statistics from San Diego State University in 2020. I am now starting my MS in Big Data Analytics and plan to accentuate GIS through the digital humanities realm. I'm excited to be part of the DH@SDSU team!


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