Get to know some of the people behind the scenes with the Scholar’s Dashboard project:
Gwen Evans is the Director of Special Projects at the Ohio Technology Consortium. Previously she was an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of Library Information and Emerging Technologies at the University Libraries, Bowling Green State University. She received her M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-‐Champaign and has an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Chicago. Her experience includes two years on the island of Flores in Indonesia doing fieldwork on local and global mission Catholicism, as well as advanced training in Indonesian language. She was a recipient of a Fulbright Dissertation Fellowship and Social Science Research Council/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Fellowship. Current research interests are in user behavior in digital environments, non-‐textual discovery and access methods in the library, and emerging technologies in information seeking. She is past Chair of the OhioLINK Digital Resource Management Committee, the statewide committee which advises on the development of the OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons, the statewide academic multi-institutional repository.
Andrew Schocket is the current Director of the American Culture Studies program at Bowling Green State University, and holds a joint appointment with the BGSU American Culture Studies program and is affiliated with the BGSU Africana Studies Program. He has won fellowships from such institutions at Library Company of Philadelphia, the Huntington Library, the Hagley Museum and Library, the International Council for Canadian Studies, and the BGSU Institute for the Study of Culture and Society. His publications include the monograph Founding Corporate Power in Early National Philadelphia (Northern Illinois University Press, 2007), which won the 2008 Ohio Academy of History Publication Award, as well as various essays in peer-reviewed journals.
John Millard is the Head of the Center for Digital Scholarship for the Miami University Libraries. He received his M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. At Miami, John provides leadership to a team of librarians and staff with expertise in web application programming, digital libraries, database design, interface development, metadata, digital imaging, and rights management to develop freely available digital collections based on the Libraries’ unique resources. The mission of the Center for Digital Scholarship is to provide Miami scholars with the facilities, services, and expertise to support the creation and use of digital scholarship in all its forms. John has lead successful grant projects with funding from NASA, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the State Library of Ohio and has served as a reviewer for the Institute for Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant program.
Nicki Reamer is a doctoral student and graduate assistant in the American Culture Studies Program at Bowling Green State University. She received her M.A. in Communication Studies from Kent State University. Her research interests include most things mediated with a particular emphasis on feminist perspectives of popular television, video games and gaming culture, and online interactive spaces, as well as the many ways in which audiences/viewers/fans/users interact with these media to build and maintain culture, community, and identity.