We are thankful for the help and support from all of our participants!

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board will provide guidance and expertise on the larger critical and educational issues surrounding diversity in cultural heritage institutions and archival scholarship.

  • Moya Bailey (Northeastern University, Assistant Professor of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies)
  • Marty Blatt (Northeastern University, Professor of the Practice in History and Director of Public History Program)
  • Kimberly Christen (Washington State University, Associate Professor of English)
  • Wendy Hui Kyong Chun (Brown University, Professor of Modern Culture and Media and Professor of History of Art and Architecture)
  • Ellen Cushman (Northeastern University, Dean’s Professor of Civic Sustainability, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Diversity, and Inclusion, and Professor of English)
  • Élika Ortega (Northeastern University, Assistant Professor of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies)
  • Giordana Mecagni (Northeastern University, Head of Special Collections and Archives and University Archivist)
  • Trevor Muñoz (University of Maryland, Assistant Dean for Digital Humanities Research, Libraries, and Associate Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH))
  • Angel Nieves (Hamilton College, Associate Professor of Africana Studies)
  • Bethany Nowviskie (Digital Library Federation)
  • Kelcy Shepherd (Digital Public Library of America, Network Manager)


Toolkit Core Design Group

The Toolkit Design Group held two conference calls and met in person for a two-day working meeting in Boston. They subsequently worked together online and over the phone to develop a draft of the main grant outcome, the Design for Diversity Teaching and Learning Toolkit. Members of the Toolkit Design Group were reimbursed for travel to Boston and received an honorarium for their participation.

  • Susan Barrett (Arizona State University, Director of Library Repository Services and Technology)
  • Erin Baucom (University of Montana, Assistant Professor, Digital Archivist at Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library)
  • Zoe Chao (Penn State University Libraries, User Experience Librarian)
  • Themba Flowers (Yale University Library, Director of Digital Scholarship)
  • Julia Gray (Riverside Museum Solutions, Independent Consultant)
  • Lisa Hinchliffe (University of Illinois, Professor at the School of Information Science, Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction at University Library)
  • Purdom Lindblad (University of Maryland, Assistant Director of Innovation and Learning at Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH))
  • Deborah Maron (University of North Carolina, PhD student at the School of Information and Library Science at UNC)
  • Sonoe Nakasone (North Carolina State University, Lead Librarian for Metadata Technologies at NCSU Libraries)
  • Katie Rawson (Emory University Library and Information Technology, Humanities Librarian)
  • Todd Suomela (Bucknell University, Digital Pedagogy Specialist for Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Department)


Critical Review Partners

Critical Review Partners participate remotely, and commit to giving our draft materials thorough review and in-depth constructive criticism. They will work through online spaces such as shared documents and commenting systems.


Case Study Authors

Case studies are an essential aspect of the Toolkit and we’re also going to include some case study presentations in the first event on October 16-17. If you’re interested in providing a case study, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us if you’d like to learn more.


Grant Team, based at Northeastern University

  • Julia Flanders (Digital Scholarship Group, co-PI)
  • Amanda Rust (Digital Scholarship Group, co-PI)
  • Cara Messina (Northeastern University English Department PhD Student, Research Associate)
  • Sarah Sweeney (Digital Scholarship Group)
  • Ayesha Qamar (Northeastern University Libraries graphic design co-op, project icon design)