Dean of Libraries and Professor of English
Contact Info

Office: Carrier Library 107a

Phone: 540-568-5382

BA (English and Archaeology with highest distinction), University of Virginia
MA Ed. (English Education), Wake Forest University
Ph.D. (English), University of Virginia

Research Interests:
Digital humanities and digital libraries; Post-custodial, decolonizing, and community archives; Public and environmental humanities; Indigenous languages and ways of knowing; Nineteenth-century literature and material culture; Textual criticism and the history of the book.  

Bio and Curriculum Vitae:
Dr. Nowviskie is Dean of Libraries and Professor of English at JMU. She was previously the Executive Director of the Digital Library Federation, a CLIR Distinguished Presidential Fellow, president of the Association for Computers and the Humanities, chair of the MLA’s Committee on Information Technology, and both a research faculty member in the Department of English at the University of Virginia and the founding director of the Scholars’ Lab at UVa. Her full bio and CV are available, along with open access essays and talks, at

Selected Interviews:
The Digital in the Humanities: An Interview with Bethany Nowviskie,” LA Review of Books 2016
Telling Stories, Digitally” University of Virginia Magazine 2015
Ten Tech Innovators: Bethany Nowviskie,” Chronicle of Higher Education 2013



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