Meet the instructor team and student assistants

elisaElisa Beshero-Bondar is principle investigator and technical coordinator of the Digital Mitford project. She is Professor of Digital Humanities and Program Chair of Digital Media, Arts, and Technology at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.
lisawLisa Wilson is the managing editor of the Digital Mitford project and section editor of the Digital Mitford's bibliography and correspondence. She is Professor in the Department of English and Communication at SUNY Potsdam, where she has taught since 2005. Her work on Digital Mitford thus far includes editing and coding Mitford’s Introduction to her collected Dramatic Works (1854), a critical memoir that recounts the author’s influences and experiences at Covent Garden and Drury Lane in the 1820s and 30s. It also includes researching Mitford’s publication history for the site’s working bibliography, particularly tracking the migration of Mitford’s stories from their first publication to their later reappearances in collections and periodicals. A Founding Editor of Digital Mitford, she and her teams of student research assistants have been at work since 2013 on transcribing, coding, and researching Mitford’s letters from 1819 to the early 1820s and on Mitford’s early poems.
yuyingjYuying Jin is a student research assistant helping with Elisa Beshero-Bondar’s Frankenstein Variorum and Digital Mitford projects. She also helps write tutorials on XSLT and SVG, and led the XSLT work on a student-built digital edition of Virgina Woolf's Kew Gardens.
Logan Hering is a student research assistant assisting with the Digital Mitford Coding School. He contributed to a student-designed digital archive of Mary Behrend's 1909 Calendar, and led a student team in a digital text analysis of Dr. Suess books.
gregGreg Bondar is the Manuscript Archaeologist on the Digital Mitford project. He has photographed over 800 of Mitford’s letters in the Reading Central Library, the John Rylands Library in Manchester, and elsewhere. He maintains the Digital Mitford project’s database documenting over 2700 individual letters and manuscripts. His research involves archaeological excavations at Tell Timai in Egypt, San Jose de Moro in Peru, and analyzing stone tools with Penn State’s nuclear reactor. While he has only been involved with Digital Humanities applications since 2013, he spent many years marking up ethnographic data in the mid-1990s.
beccaRebecca J. Parker earned a Master's degree in Digital Humanities at Loyola University Chicago in the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities. She is currently an Administrative Assistant at the Center for Nonviolence in Fort Wayne Indiana. When she was a student at Pitt-Greensburg, she launched The Restoration of Nell Nelson project and she was responsible for introducing GitHub to Pitt-Greensburg’s Digital Studies curriculum. She is leading our GitHub at Command Line training sessions.