Lisa Rhody is Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives at The Graduate Center, CUNY, where she is also Director of Digital Fellowship Programs and teaches the Digital Praxis Seminar course in the Masters of Liberal Studies (MALS) program. GC Digital Initiatives (GCDI) ( runs workshops, events, office hours, Python User Group meetings, and special projects relating to the use of digital technologies in scholarly communication and research. GCDI also runs a one-week GC Digital Research Institute where faculty, students, and staff at the GC learn core computing skills that can benefit their scholarly work. Lisa serves on the Executive Council for the Association for Computers in the Humanities (ACH) and the Steering Committee for NYC Digital Humanities group. Before arriving at the GC, Lisa was Associate Director of Research at George Mason University’s Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, where she led and managed projects such as PressForward and Zotero and served as Editor in Chief of Digital Humanities Now and the Journal of Digital Humanities. Her research interests include 20th and 21st century American poetry, verbal/visual studies, text analysis, and scholarly communication. Lisa’s work has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and can be found in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Debates in Digital Humanities, differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Theory, and forthcoming in PMLA.

While technically this probably makes Lisa a New York DHer, she lives with her husband and daughters in Maplewood, NJ and looks forward to connecting with colleagues in the NJ area.