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Project Directors

Ric Sheffield
Kenyon College, Project Lead
Ric Sheffield is Professor of Legal Studies & Sociology at Kenyon College. A member of Kenyon’s faculty for more than 25 years and having served the College as Associate Provost Read More
Ric SheffieldKenyon College, Project Lead

Ric Sheffield is Professor of Legal Studies & Sociology at Kenyon College. A member of Kenyon’s faculty for more than 25 years and having served the College as Associate Provost for seven of those years, he directs the Law & Society Program as well as the John Adams Summer Scholars in Socio-legal Studies Program. Ric is the founding director of The Community Within Digital Archives that features the Knox County Black History project and emphasizes the experiences of African Americans living in rural America.  While teaching Law & Society and Sociology at Kenyon College, his students frequently learn and employ oral history methodologies.  He is particularly interested in pedagogies in the context of oral history work.  He is site director and faculty member at the Oral History Institute hosted on Kenyon’s campus.

Click here for Ric’s archive, posts, and tutorials.

Brooke Bryan
Antioch College, Project Lead
Brooke is an oral historian specializing in experiential learning, with interests in material culture, conservation studies, and maker culture. She has expertise in field recording for cultural documentation, oral history methodology, Read More
Brooke BryanAntioch College, Project Lead

Brooke is an oral historian specializing in experiential learning, with interests in material culture, conservation studies, and maker culture. She has expertise in field recording for cultural documentation, oral history methodology, and using digital tools for storytelling and scholarship. Teaching in Antioch College’s Cooperative Education program, she develops field-based learning experiences— integrating oral history interview methods and digital platforms to animate course-level and institutional learning objectives. Brooke is Co-Director of OHLA and helps to structure its overall aims. She is interested in the ethical dimensions of oral history work, how the digital age complicates informed consent, and the unique landscape of higher ed legalities including FERPA, student privacy laws, and the nuanced liabilities that can arise when fieldwork is integrated into curriculum.

Click here for Brooke’s archive, posts, and tutorials.

Student Staff - Digital Archives Coordinators

Eric Rhodes
Antioch College, OHLA Undergraduate Research Fellow
Eric is an Antioch College Horace Mann Fellow (’16) serving as OHLA’s first full-time digital archives coordinator, documenting OHLA’s process, creating graphics, and providing direct technical assistance to team members working to archive their Read More
Eric RhodesAntioch College, OHLA Undergraduate Research Fellow

Eric is an Antioch College Horace Mann Fellow (’16) serving as OHLA’s first full-time digital archives coordinator, documenting OHLA’s process, creating graphics, and providing direct technical assistance to team members working to archive their oral histories using OHLA workflows. A history and media major, his experiences in the archives include digitizing Civil War diaries for Miami University’s Digital Collection, digitizing elements of New York-based The Kitchen’s performance art collection for acquisition by the Getty Museum, and participating in WYSO’s Civil Rights Oral History Project. He is working on piloting a student-driven OHLA project exploring redlining in Dayton as his senior project research.

Click here for Eric’s project in the undergraduate archive.

Cristian Perez-Lopez
Antioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator
Cristian Perez is a third-year student pursuing a degree in Media Arts. He specializes in film/video, but has a lot of experience in media consulting, digital archiving, photography, sound production, Read More
Cristian Perez-LopezAntioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator

Cristian Perez is a third-year student pursuing a degree in Media Arts. He specializes in film/video, but has a lot of experience in media consulting, digital archiving, photography, sound production, and working in large teams. He has interned across the country doing post-production, IT/Tech support, curatorial and marketing tasks, book keeping, and film festival coordinating. He is part of the People of Color group at Antioch College and is a strong advocate for utilizing media to bring awareness to situations occurring around the world.

Alyssa Navarrette
Antioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator
Alyssa Navarrette is a first year at Antioch College, currently fulfilling her first co-op opportunity as a digital archives coordinator with OHLA, as well as a part-time marketing and special Read More
Alyssa NavarretteAntioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator

Alyssa Navarrette is a first year at Antioch College, currently fulfilling her first co-op opportunity as a digital archives coordinator with OHLA, as well as a part-time marketing and special events intern at Little Art Theatre. She has basic skills in media, technology, and marketing. She also has experience in many leadership and teamwork positions from the past stemming from various organizations, for example: SkillsUSA Texas. She is particularly excited to bring her past experiences, and skills into the projects that OHLA has brought to the table as well as gain experience as a digital archivist for oral historians.

Wyatt Souers
Antioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator
Wyatt Souers is a third year  Antioch College student working as OHLA’s fourth digital-archives coordinator. Wyatt is a philosophy major, although he has an extensive background in media arts and Read More
Wyatt SouersAntioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator

Wyatt Souers is a third year  Antioch College student working as OHLA’s fourth digital-archives coordinator. Wyatt is a philosophy major, although he has an extensive background in media arts and holds a keen interest in history and pedagogy. Wyatt’s previous work experience has been primarily in public radio, working at Antioch’s WYSO during his first year at school and Vocalo at WBEZ during his second. His most recent work experience was interning at the Central Vermont High School Initiative. At the Initiative he assisted with outreach, teaching, administration, marketing, and website upkeep. During his spare time Wyatt enjoys all things baking, bread baking in particular, and reading. Wyatt is thrilled to be apart of OHLA as it combines his interests in media, history, and experiential pedagogy.

Ella Arnold
Antioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator
Ella Arnold is a third-year history student at Antioch College, working as the digital archives coordinator for OHLA. She is interested in pursuing oral history as a career, and has Read More
Ella ArnoldAntioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator

Ella Arnold is a third-year history student at Antioch College, working as the digital archives coordinator for OHLA. She is interested in pursuing oral history as a career, and has worked with digital archiving in the past, providing transcripts for bilingual interviews at her local radio station, WYSO. Her interests in history include women’s history and immigration history in the US.

Emma Metty
Antioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator
Emma is a second year student at Antioch College who is fulfilling her second co-op as the sixth Digital Archives Coordinator for OHLA. She has worked in a variety of Read More
Emma MettyAntioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator

Emma is a second year student at Antioch College who is fulfilling her second co-op as the sixth Digital Archives Coordinator for OHLA. She has worked in a variety of fields, with her first co-op involving the removal of invasive honey suckle and taking pictures of the wildlife on the nature preserve. Emma is currently studying for a Bachelor of the Arts degree and has an interest in the history and study of humans including the stories involved around them. Her skills include knowledge of audio and video editing and a love for photography.

Library & Instructional Technologists

Joe Murphy
Kenyon College, Instructional Technologies Architext
Joe Murphy is Director of the Center for Innovative Pedagogy at Kenyon College. Joe has been supporting library and technology projects at Kenyon, including oral history projects, for 14 years. Read More
Joe MurphyKenyon College, Instructional Technologies Architext

Joe Murphy is Director of the Center for Innovative Pedagogy at Kenyon College. Joe has been supporting library and technology projects at Kenyon, including oral history projects, for 14 years. He will collect resources and co-author toolkit sections on technology support for oral history projects, and intellectual property. Joe will also support Kenyon faculty desiring technology training for students working on oral history projects. A major aspect of Joe’s contributions will be in writing synthetic summaries and full tutorials for digital platforms and tools, moving OHLA’s resource hub beyond the plethora of available online lists of tools and into a functional, synthetic resource that guides faculty and professional staff towards the tool that is right for their needs.

Click here for Joe’s tool tutorials.

Jenna Nolt
Kenyon College, Digital Architect
Jenna Nolt is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at Kenyon College. She is the administrator for Kenyon’s institutional repository (Digital Kenyon, digital.kenyon.edu), oversees the college’s Digitization and Metamedia labs, and supports Read More
Jenna NoltKenyon College, Digital Architect

Jenna Nolt is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at Kenyon College. She is the administrator for Kenyon’s institutional repository (Digital Kenyon, digital.kenyon.edu), oversees the college’s Digitization and Metamedia labs, and supports faculty on a range of digital projects. Jenna will work closely with the Project Leaders on the conceptual structure of OHLA as well as on the design, construction, and maintenance of OHLA’s web presence. A major aspect of Jenna’s contribution will be developing a series of Digital Workflow Protocols for the online resource hub. Jenna will be primarily responsible for writing step-by-step technical workflows for file management, storage, and preservation of oral histories and associated multimedia resulting from community-based learning.

Click here for Jenna’s workflows and tutorials.

The Collective

Allegheny College

Emily Chivers Yochim
Allegheny College, Faculty
Associate Professor, Communication Arts and Theatre at Allegheny College. A media ethnographer, Emily frequently employs oral history methodology in the classroom in order to engage students in the community and Read More
Emily Chivers YochimAllegheny College, Faculty

Associate Professor, Communication Arts and Theatre at Allegheny College. A media ethnographer, Emily frequently employs oral history methodology in the classroom in order to engage students in the community and deepen their understanding of how media infuses everyday life. She has collaborated with several colleagues on semester-long classroom projects using oral history methodology and digital storytelling practices. She is particularly interested in digital storytelling and using oral history to foster community engagement.

Click here for Emily’s archive, posts, and tutorials.

Megan Kelly
Allegheny College, Research Assistant
Megan Kelly is a sophomore at Allegheny College majoring in Communication Arts and minoring in Psychology. She is involved in multiple choral ensembles, the Relay for Life Planning Committee, and Read More
Megan KellyAllegheny College, Research Assistant
Megan Kelly is a sophomore at Allegheny College majoring in Communication Arts and minoring in Psychology. She is involved in multiple choral ensembles, the Relay for Life Planning Committee, and Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity, where she serves as Executive Assistant and Song Chair. Megan has always been fascinated with how youths, especially teenagers, internalize popular media and how it impacts their identity and self-esteem. We live in a world where having low self-esteem is almost a right of passage to adulthood. She wants to work toward changing the popular media geared towards teenagers so that it fosters confidence and self-love, creating a world of happier and healthier adults.

Antioch College

Eric Rhodes
Antioch College, OHLA Undergraduate Research Fellow
Eric is an Antioch College Horace Mann Fellow (’16) serving as OHLA’s first full-time digital archives coordinator, documenting OHLA’s process, creating graphics, and providing direct technical assistance to team members working to archive their Read More
Eric RhodesAntioch College, OHLA Undergraduate Research Fellow

Eric is an Antioch College Horace Mann Fellow (’16) serving as OHLA’s first full-time digital archives coordinator, documenting OHLA’s process, creating graphics, and providing direct technical assistance to team members working to archive their oral histories using OHLA workflows. A history and media major, his experiences in the archives include digitizing Civil War diaries for Miami University’s Digital Collection, digitizing elements of New York-based The Kitchen’s performance art collection for acquisition by the Getty Museum, and participating in WYSO’s Civil Rights Oral History Project. He is working on piloting a student-driven OHLA project exploring redlining in Dayton as his senior project research.

Click here for Eric’s project in the undergraduate archive.

Brooke Bryan
Antioch College, Project Lead
Brooke is an oral historian specializing in experiential learning, with interests in material culture, conservation studies, and maker culture. She has expertise in field recording for cultural documentation, oral history methodology, Read More
Brooke BryanAntioch College, Project Lead

Brooke is an oral historian specializing in experiential learning, with interests in material culture, conservation studies, and maker culture. She has expertise in field recording for cultural documentation, oral history methodology, and using digital tools for storytelling and scholarship. Teaching in Antioch College’s Cooperative Education program, she develops field-based learning experiences— integrating oral history interview methods and digital platforms to animate course-level and institutional learning objectives. Brooke is Co-Director of OHLA and helps to structure its overall aims. She is interested in the ethical dimensions of oral history work, how the digital age complicates informed consent, and the unique landscape of higher ed legalities including FERPA, student privacy laws, and the nuanced liabilities that can arise when fieldwork is integrated into curriculum.

Click here for Brooke’s archive, posts, and tutorials.

Cristian Perez-Lopez
Antioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator
Cristian Perez is a third-year student pursuing a degree in Media Arts. He specializes in film/video, but has a lot of experience in media consulting, digital archiving, photography, sound production, Read More
Cristian Perez-LopezAntioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator

Cristian Perez is a third-year student pursuing a degree in Media Arts. He specializes in film/video, but has a lot of experience in media consulting, digital archiving, photography, sound production, and working in large teams. He has interned across the country doing post-production, IT/Tech support, curatorial and marketing tasks, book keeping, and film festival coordinating. He is part of the People of Color group at Antioch College and is a strong advocate for utilizing media to bring awareness to situations occurring around the world.

Alyssa Navarrette
Antioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator
Alyssa Navarrette is a first year at Antioch College, currently fulfilling her first co-op opportunity as a digital archives coordinator with OHLA, as well as a part-time marketing and special Read More
Alyssa NavarretteAntioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator

Alyssa Navarrette is a first year at Antioch College, currently fulfilling her first co-op opportunity as a digital archives coordinator with OHLA, as well as a part-time marketing and special events intern at Little Art Theatre. She has basic skills in media, technology, and marketing. She also has experience in many leadership and teamwork positions from the past stemming from various organizations, for example: SkillsUSA Texas. She is particularly excited to bring her past experiences, and skills into the projects that OHLA has brought to the table as well as gain experience as a digital archivist for oral historians.

Kevin McGruder
Antioch College, Faculty Mentor
Kevin McGruder is Assistant Professor of History at Antioch College with research interests in community development including African American institutions, urban history, and gay and lesbian history. As a volunteer member of the Read More
Kevin McGruderAntioch College, Faculty Mentor

Kevin McGruder is Assistant Professor of History at Antioch College with research interests in community development including African American institutions, urban history, and gay and lesbian history. As a volunteer member of the Archives and History Ministry at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church he coordinated several oral history projects through which church elders were interviewed. He currently serves as the coordinator of the WYSO Civil Rights Oral History Project through which Yellow Springs-area residents are being interviewed about their memories of the Civil Rights era.

Wyatt Souers
Antioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator
Wyatt Souers is a third year  Antioch College student working as OHLA’s fourth digital-archives coordinator. Wyatt is a philosophy major, although he has an extensive background in media arts and Read More
Wyatt SouersAntioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator

Wyatt Souers is a third year  Antioch College student working as OHLA’s fourth digital-archives coordinator. Wyatt is a philosophy major, although he has an extensive background in media arts and holds a keen interest in history and pedagogy. Wyatt’s previous work experience has been primarily in public radio, working at Antioch’s WYSO during his first year at school and Vocalo at WBEZ during his second. His most recent work experience was interning at the Central Vermont High School Initiative. At the Initiative he assisted with outreach, teaching, administration, marketing, and website upkeep. During his spare time Wyatt enjoys all things baking, bread baking in particular, and reading. Wyatt is thrilled to be apart of OHLA as it combines his interests in media, history, and experiential pedagogy.

Ella Arnold
Antioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator
Ella Arnold is a third-year history student at Antioch College, working as the digital archives coordinator for OHLA. She is interested in pursuing oral history as a career, and has Read More
Ella ArnoldAntioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator

Ella Arnold is a third-year history student at Antioch College, working as the digital archives coordinator for OHLA. She is interested in pursuing oral history as a career, and has worked with digital archiving in the past, providing transcripts for bilingual interviews at her local radio station, WYSO. Her interests in history include women’s history and immigration history in the US.

Emma Metty
Antioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator
Emma is a second year student at Antioch College who is fulfilling her second co-op as the sixth Digital Archives Coordinator for OHLA. She has worked in a variety of Read More
Emma MettyAntioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator

Emma is a second year student at Antioch College who is fulfilling her second co-op as the sixth Digital Archives Coordinator for OHLA. She has worked in a variety of fields, with her first co-op involving the removal of invasive honey suckle and taking pictures of the wildlife on the nature preserve. Emma is currently studying for a Bachelor of the Arts degree and has an interest in the history and study of humans including the stories involved around them. Her skills include knowledge of audio and video editing and a love for photography.

Ian Rosenthal
Antioch College, Student Researcher
Ian is a 4th year Political Economy Major at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH. He is currently working on his senior thesis regarding the wall along the West Bank Read More
Ian RosenthalAntioch College, Student Researcher

Ian is a 4th year Political Economy Major at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH. He is currently working on his senior thesis regarding the wall along the West Bank in Israel Palestine. His interests include urban theory, race theory, and critical geography.

Addison Nace
Antioch College, Student Researcher
Addison Nace is a senior anthropology major with a Spanish language focus at Antioch College. After doing 6 months of research, She is currently working on her senior thesis about Read More
Addison NaceAntioch College, Student Researcher

Addison Nace is a senior anthropology major with a Spanish language focus at Antioch College. After doing 6 months of research, She is currently working on her senior thesis about weaving and economic justice in Chiapas. Her academic interests include material culture, globalization, economic anthropology, folk art, and textiles.

Samuel Edwards
Antioch College, Student Researcher
I am currently an undergraduate at Antioch College studying Political Economy, focusing on cooperatives and organizational structure. In the Fall of 2016,  I worked for Chroma Technology Corp. in Bellows Read More
Samuel EdwardsAntioch College, Student Researcher

I am currently an undergraduate at Antioch College studying Political Economy, focusing on cooperatives and organizational structure. In the Fall of 2016,  I worked for Chroma Technology Corp. in Bellows Falls, VT. My internship focused on corporate social responsibility and employee-ownership.  It is there and then that I engaged in an oral history of the company and several other employee owned companies in the Northeast.

Dale Kondracki
Antioch College, Student Researcher
I am a 4th year student at Antioch College self-designing my own major in Anthropology and Media Arts. I am interested in culture, especially how fluid it can be. I Read More
Dale KondrackiAntioch College, Student Researcher

I am a 4th year student at Antioch College self-designing my own major in Anthropology and Media Arts. I am interested in culture, especially how fluid it can be. I hope to be able to look at culture as a fluid phenomena that is ever changing with people learning from each other.

Denison University

Regina Martin
Denison University, Faculty
 Regina Martin is an assistant professor of English at Denison University, where she teaches 19th- and 20th-century literature. Literature and Professional Life: A Digital Life Stories Archive is part of Read More
Regina MartinDenison University, Faculty
 Regina Martin is an assistant professor of English at Denison University, where she teaches 19th- and 20th-century literature. Literature and Professional Life: A Digital Life Stories Archive is part of a larger research project that looks at the rise of the professional classes in the 20th century and their impact on the production, consumption, and study of literature.
Olivia Geho
Denison University, Research Assistant
Olivia graduated from Denison University in 2016 with a degree in English/Creative Writing. As a student, Olivia worked with Regina Martin to collect the oral histories of alumni with English Read More
Olivia GehoDenison University, Research Assistant

Olivia graduated from Denison University in 2016 with a degree in English/Creative Writing. As a student, Olivia worked with Regina Martin to collect the oral histories of alumni with English degrees. Olivia interviewed over thirty alumni and edited each video so that it could be curated here. Olivia is currently working in Denison’s Off-Campus Study Office.

Rhayna Kramer
Denison University, Research Assistant
Rhayna Kramer is a student at Denison University who is currently double-majoring in English/Literature and History with a minor in Economics. As a research assistant for Regina Martin, Rhayna archived Read More
Rhayna KramerDenison University, Research Assistant

Rhayna Kramer is a student at Denison University who is currently double-majoring in English/Literature and History with a minor in Economics. As a research assistant for Regina Martin, Rhayna archived and indexed the oral histories of Denison’s English alumni

DePauw University

Veronica Pejril
DePauw University, Faculty
Veronica is an Instructional Technologist and part-time faculty running the Music Tech Lab tech lab at DePauw University. She writes for OHLA and contributes to planning on collection and storage of audio Read More
Veronica PejrilDePauw University, Faculty

Veronica is an Instructional Technologist and part-time faculty running the Music Tech Lab tech lab at DePauw University. She writes for OHLA and contributes to planning on collection and storage of audio and sound installations. Veronica has experience guiding digital storytelling projects and is interested in helping build the Resource Hub, especially in the realms of collaborative pedagogies using audio and audio platforms.

Click here for Veronica’s case study on a project at DePauw.

Hope College

Ernest Cole
Hope College, Faculty
Ernest Cole is Associate Professor of English at Hope College. He is interested in using oral histories of amputees of the Sierra Leone civil war to explore stigma, trauma and Read More
Ernest ColeHope College, Faculty

Ernest Cole is Associate Professor of English at Hope College. He is interested in using oral histories of amputees of the Sierra Leone civil war to explore stigma, trauma and reconciliation in post-war Sierra Leone. He has over the past 5 years conducted case studies and pilot interviews on violence, trauma, and recovery occasioned by punitive amputations and bodily disfigurement. He has interviewed both survivors and perpetrators of violence most especially former ex-combatants of the Revolutionary United Front and the single leg soccer players who are “Ambassadors of Peace” in Sierra Leone. He is also interested in using oral history in curricular development for team teachers and integration of hope digital scholars (new media studio in library).

Click here for Ernest’s archive, posts, and tutorials.

Kalamazoo College

Noriko Sugimori
Kalamazoo College, Faculty
Noriko is Assistant Professor of Japanese Language at Kalamazoo, where she teaches courses including Advanced Japanese and Japanese Language in Society. Sugimori is a sociolinguist, currently working on videotaping interviews Read More
Noriko SugimoriKalamazoo College, Faculty

Noriko is Assistant Professor of Japanese Language at Kalamazoo, where she teaches courses including Advanced Japanese and Japanese Language in Society. Sugimori is a sociolinguist, currently working on videotaping interviews with Japanese and Korean people who were born in 1934 or earlier about their experiences during World War II.  She and her students transcribe the videos in Japanese, then translate into English. Her collection of video taped oral histories will be among the first bilingual project for the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS), an open source tool from the Nunn Center at the University of Kentucky.

 

Click here for Noriko’s archive, posts, and tutorials.

Takumi Matsuzawa
Kalamazoo College, Research Assistant
Takumi is a recent graduate of Kalamazoo College with degrees in Physics and Chemistry. Besides his interest in science, he also acts as an anti-war advocate. He is concerned about Read More
Takumi MatsuzawaKalamazoo College, Research Assistant

Takumi is a recent graduate of Kalamazoo College with degrees in Physics and Chemistry. Besides his interest in science, he also acts as an anti-war advocate. He is concerned about the apathy that the younger generation has towards war, and believes spreading the memoirs of soldiers and their families during World War II would enhance the anti-war movement. He contributes to Noriko Sugimori’s project by transcribing the interviews of Japanese or Korean people who experienced the World War II into English and provides technical assistance.

Christa Scheck
Kalamazoo College, Research Assistant
Christa Scheck is a third year student of Kalamazoo College, studying for a major in Studio Art and a minor in Japanese. Ever since high school she has been strongly Read More
Christa ScheckKalamazoo College, Research Assistant

Christa Scheck is a third year student of Kalamazoo College, studying for a major in Studio Art and a minor in Japanese. Ever since high school she has been strongly interested in working in translation of Japanese to English, and won 3rd place in a state-wide Japanese speech contest for a speech on the issues of literal translation. She is very excited to contribute to Noriko Sugimori’s project both to further improve upon her translation skills and learn more about Japan in the context of World War II accounts.

Kiyoto Tanemura
Kalamazoo College, Research Assistant
Kiyoto is a recent graduate of Kalamazoo College with degrees in Chemistry and Mathematics. When Kiyoto arrived in the U.S. for high school, he struggled with the indifference some of Read More
Kiyoto TanemuraKalamazoo College, Research Assistant

Kiyoto is a recent graduate of Kalamazoo College with degrees in Chemistry and Mathematics. When Kiyoto arrived in the U.S. for high school, he struggled with the indifference some of his peers expressed toward war and other forms of human rights violations. He hopes his participation in Dr. Noriko Sugimori’s project makes direct accounts of World War II more available and help people look beyond facts and statistics to find the humans that were affected.

Jamie Heywood
Kalamazoo College, Research Assistant
Jamie is a recent graduate of Kalamazoo College with a degree in East Asian Studies. She has a passion for the Japanese language and believes that oral histories provide an Read More
Jamie HeywoodKalamazoo College, Research Assistant

Jamie is a recent graduate of Kalamazoo College with a degree in East Asian Studies. She has a passion for the Japanese language and believes that oral histories provide an important personal perspective that is often missing in academia. By participating in Professor Noriko Sugimori’s project, she hopes to improve her translation skills and encourage the valuing of oral histories.

Kenyon College

Joe Murphy
Kenyon College, Instructional Technologies Architext
Joe Murphy is Director of the Center for Innovative Pedagogy at Kenyon College. Joe has been supporting library and technology projects at Kenyon, including oral history projects, for 14 years. Read More
Joe MurphyKenyon College, Instructional Technologies Architext

Joe Murphy is Director of the Center for Innovative Pedagogy at Kenyon College. Joe has been supporting library and technology projects at Kenyon, including oral history projects, for 14 years. He will collect resources and co-author toolkit sections on technology support for oral history projects, and intellectual property. Joe will also support Kenyon faculty desiring technology training for students working on oral history projects. A major aspect of Joe’s contributions will be in writing synthetic summaries and full tutorials for digital platforms and tools, moving OHLA’s resource hub beyond the plethora of available online lists of tools and into a functional, synthetic resource that guides faculty and professional staff towards the tool that is right for their needs.

Click here for Joe’s tool tutorials.

Jenna Nolt
Kenyon College, Digital Architect
Jenna Nolt is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at Kenyon College. She is the administrator for Kenyon’s institutional repository (Digital Kenyon, digital.kenyon.edu), oversees the college’s Digitization and Metamedia labs, and supports Read More
Jenna NoltKenyon College, Digital Architect

Jenna Nolt is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at Kenyon College. She is the administrator for Kenyon’s institutional repository (Digital Kenyon, digital.kenyon.edu), oversees the college’s Digitization and Metamedia labs, and supports faculty on a range of digital projects. Jenna will work closely with the Project Leaders on the conceptual structure of OHLA as well as on the design, construction, and maintenance of OHLA’s web presence. A major aspect of Jenna’s contribution will be developing a series of Digital Workflow Protocols for the online resource hub. Jenna will be primarily responsible for writing step-by-step technical workflows for file management, storage, and preservation of oral histories and associated multimedia resulting from community-based learning.

Click here for Jenna’s workflows and tutorials.

Ric Sheffield
Kenyon College, Project Lead
Ric Sheffield is Professor of Legal Studies & Sociology at Kenyon College. A member of Kenyon’s faculty for more than 25 years and having served the College as Associate Provost Read More
Ric SheffieldKenyon College, Project Lead

Ric Sheffield is Professor of Legal Studies & Sociology at Kenyon College. A member of Kenyon’s faculty for more than 25 years and having served the College as Associate Provost for seven of those years, he directs the Law & Society Program as well as the John Adams Summer Scholars in Socio-legal Studies Program. Ric is the founding director of The Community Within Digital Archives that features the Knox County Black History project and emphasizes the experiences of African Americans living in rural America.  While teaching Law & Society and Sociology at Kenyon College, his students frequently learn and employ oral history methodologies.  He is particularly interested in pedagogies in the context of oral history work.  He is site director and faculty member at the Oral History Institute hosted on Kenyon’s campus.

Click here for Ric’s archive, posts, and tutorials.