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Dean of Libraries and Professor of English
Contact Info

Office: Moody 213c

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, digital libraries, and community-based archives; Nineteenth-century literature, material culture, and textual criticism; Machine learning and environmental humanities in the context of climate change, indigenous ways of knowing, 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 a listing of grants, awards, memberships, and publications (all open access), at

Selected Interviews:
Dialogue: Shorish and Nowviskie,” Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, 2022.
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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