Below you will find a list of all DSG staff, research associates, and alumni.


Staff | Research Associates | Work Study | Interns | Alumni




Julia Flanders

Title: Head of the Digital Scholarship Group, Professor of the Practice of English
Department: Digital Scholarship Group
Phone: (617) 373-4540

Julia directs the DSG and provides expertise in text markup, digital project management, digital scholarly editing, data curation, information modeling, and digital scholarly communication.


Amanda Rust

Title: Digital Humanities Librarian, Assistant Director
Department: Digital Scholarship Group
Phone: (617) 373-8548

Amanda’s work focuses on library services for the digital humanities and archives as well as library support for the arts and humanities broadly speaking. She holds offices in a national forum for literature librarians, and has presented or written on topics like information literacy and instruction, Drupal and website design,theatre archives, library special collections and Wikipedia, and the digital humanities.

Sarah Sweeney

Title: Digital Repository Manager
Department: Digital Scholarship Group
Phone: (617) 373-5062

Sarah manages Northeastern University Libraries’ Digital Repository Service (DRS), which is a safe and secure place for the Northeastern community to store and share their digital work. She began her library career as a Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, and has a solid background in traditional library cataloging and digital metadata practices. Please contact Sarah if you would like to learn about how the DRS can be a useful tool for your department or research group, or if you would simply like more information about the services provided by the DRS.

Hillary Corbett

Title: Scholarly Communication Librarian and University Copyright Officer
Department: Scholarly Communication
Phone: (617) 373-2352

Hillary provides support to researchers at all levels who want to extend the impact of their scholarly output through retaining their author rights, making their work available open access, and exploring new modes of dissemination. She advises the university community on copyright and fair use, and she is currently working on developing a library-based suite of publishing services. Hillary served as the IRis coordinator for many years and is now supporting the development and growth of the DRS; she also manages the university’s electronic theses and dissertations (ETD) program.

Syd Bauman


Title: XML Programmer-Analyst
Department: Digital Scholarship Group
Phone: (617) 373-7339

Syd Bauman is an expert in text encoding and XML, with a special interest in the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI). He provides support to DSG projects involving markup technologies, XML publication tools, and other forms of deeply structured text.

Ashley Clark

Title: XML Applications Programmer
Department: Digital Scholarship Group

Ashley builds XML tools to support exploration and discovery in TAPAS and the Women Writers Project. She has an interest in data provenance within the digital humanities, a background in writing and computer science, and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science with a specialization in data curation.

Sarah Connell

Title: Assistant Director, Women Writers Project
Department: Digital Scholarship Group

Sarah is the assistant director and former project manager for the Women Writers Project and a member of the Early Caribbean Digital Archive project design team. She received a Ph.D. in English from Northeastern in the spring of 2014 and her research focuses on the fictional and historical genres of medieval and early modern texts.

Bahare Sanaie-Movahed

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Title: Geographic Informations Systems Specialist
Department: Digital Scholarship Group

Bahare is a GIS specialist for the Digital Scholarship Group. She earned two master’s degrees in GIS & Remote Sensing and in Environmental Engineering. She contributed in researching and analyzing geographical data and fieldwork of Urban Natural Gas Leaks project in Boston, MA. She has academic and professional experience in creating and maintaining digital maps, data management and cleanup, spatial analysis, georeferencing, and georectification. Please contact Bahare to learn more about the GIS service at Snell library.

Steven Braun

Title: Data Analytics and Visualization Specialist
Department: Digital Scholarship Group

Steven provides support for data analytics and visualization methodologies for Northeastern students and faculty who are engaged in projects involving digital scholarship, broadly understood. His background includes undergraduate studies in Asian studies and chemistry, time spent living in Japan conducting computational biophysics research, and a master’s degree in biophysics. In addition, he also sustains highly interdisciplinary interests across many other fields, including linguistics, philosophy, mathematics, physics, biology, music, visual art, and design. With experience in data wrangling, web development, and graphic design, Steven can help you explore options for integrating digital methodologies into your research and communicate your data in interesting ways.

Jeffrey Bourns

Title: Semantic Data Specialist
Department: Digital Scholarship Group
Phone: 617-373-5274

Jeffrey provides support for the development of Linked Data and Semantic Web infrastructure and its implementation in digital resources and projects at Northeastern. He received a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Harvard in 2001, and his research interests include Linked Open Data initiatives to support digital scholarship in Indo-European historical linguistics.

Abbie Levesque

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Title: Coordinator
Department: Digital Scholarship Group

Abbie is the Coordinator for the Digital Scholarship Group. She is currently working on her Master’s degree in Northeastern’s English Department. She also tutors at Northeastern’s Writing Center.


Research Associates


Param Ajmera

Param is a Master’s student in English Literature at Northeastern University. He received his BA from Denison University. His research interests include the long eighteenth century, postcolonial studies, and the digital humanities. In addition to being a Research Associate at the DSG, Param also tutors at the Northeastern University Writing Center.

Gregory Palermo

Greg is a Graduate Assistant to the Digital Scholarship Group, providing training and support for the CERES: Exhibit Toolkit, and serves as Project Manager for the Thoreau Journal Drawings Project. He is a PhD student in English and also works as a Research and Teaching Assistant in Women’s, Gender, And Sexuality Studies. His current academic interests include Text Analysis, Data Modeling, Citation Analysis, Writing for the Sciences, and Masculinities.


Work Study


Kaley Bachelder

Kaley Bachelder is third-year undergraduate student studying English and Theatre. As a work study student in the DSG, Kaley has assisted with the completion of the Catskills Institute Toolkit website.







Caroline Gardner

Caroline is a former DSG intern from Simmons College.

Dave DeCamp

Dave DeCamp is a former Graduate Assistant to the Digital Scholarship Group and graduate fellow to the NULab, and was part of the DRS Toolkit Development Team. At the DSG, DeCamp worked on a suite of digital platforms such as WordPress, Omeka, and Open Journal Systems that facilitate digital projects, display, and publishing. Dave is also a PhD candidate in the History Department at Northeastern. His research interests involve the history and geography of London, history of the British empire, and the domestic effects of British imperialism.

David Castillo

David is a former DSG intern from Simmons College.

Colleen Curtis

Colleen is working towards her BFA in Graphic and Information Design at Northeastern University. As a Research Assistant for the DSG in 2015, Colleen analyzed and wrote about Northeastern Library’s Picturing the World collection. She also designed the collection’s DRS Toolkit website and developed display plaques. Her academic interests include design, art history, and writing.

Sarah DeLorme

Sarah is a former CERES: Exhibit Toolkit intern from Simmons College. She received her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science in 2016, and has a background in art and psychology. Her interests are design, user experience and computer science.

Sara Grissom

Sara worked as the Coordinator for the DSG in 2014. At the time, she was completing her Master’s degree in Criminal Justice. Her academic interests include globalization, international law, and green criminology.

Jim McGrath

Jim was the Digital Scholarship Group Coordinator from Spring 2015-Summer of 2015. In August of 2015, he received his PhD from Northeastern’s English Department. He is also the Project Co-Director on Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive.

Linda Moss

Drupal Developer

Alicia Peaker

Alicia worked for the DSG in 2014. At the time, she was a PhD candidate in English, the Project Manager for the Women Writers Project, and the Co-Director for Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive.

Anna Spatz

Anna is a former Visiting Scholar from UT Darmstadt.

Victoria Zimmer

Vicki is a former DRS intern from Simmons College, where she completed her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science in 2016. As an intern in the DRS, Vicki updated user documentation for the repository and established a workflow for ingesting backlogged files. Her professional interests include digital preservation and linked data.