Governance and Organization

Founder and Executive Director

Dr. Spencer D. C. Keralis is Founder and Executive Director of Digital Frontiers. A scholar of the past, present, and future of the book, Dr. Keralis’s writing has appeared in Book HistoryAmerican Periodicals, and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) report The Problem of Data. His research on student labor in digital humanities is forthcoming in the collection Disrupting Digital Humanities (2018, Punctum Books) and the Modern Language Association publication  Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments (2018). He has held a Mellon Fellowship at the Library Company of Philadelphia, a Legacy Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society, and served as a CLIR Fellow in Academic Libraries with the University of North Texas Libraries. He holds a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from New York University. His current projects focus on improving library services for transgender patrons; and on using digital oral histories to teach compassionate care in medical education. He is currently Assistant Professor and Digital Humanities Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Liz Grumbach is Assistant Director and Program Lead of the Digital Humanities Initiative in the Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University. She is also a project manager and website coordinator for HASTAC@ASU, where she supports online community engagement and platform development for the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory hub at ASU. She has been an #altac professional since 2012, and her current research interests include investigating ethical practices and critical methodologies for producing and sharing cultural data.

Dr. John Edward Martin is a Scholarly Communication Librarian at the University of North Texas Libraries.  He serves as a consultant to faculty, students, and the university community on issues related to transformations in scholarly communication and academic publishing. He is also resource librarian for the Department of English. He has published scholarly articles on Edgar Allan Poe, horror fiction & film, and literary pedagogy, and is currently researching an article on humanistic librarianship. Among his other interests are digital humanities, information fluency & instruction, critical information theory, and comics studies. He holds a Ph.D. in American literature from Northwestern University, an MSIS from the University of North Texas.