People

Acting Director

Kathryn Waring is a Visiting Lecturer in the English Department. A nonfiction writer and multimedia essayist, she teaches classes in audio storytelling and digital composition at Pitt. Her work lies at the intersection of disability studies, archival theory, and digital storytelling. In her role as director, she is tasked with developing capacity among faculty and graduate students in digital research and pedagogy, fostering collaborative digital projects, and participating in wider digital initiatives in the humanities. Read more about Waring and her work here.

 

Digital Media Learning Coordinator

DMLCs provide support for teaching digital tools and methods, and can assist in everything from constructing assignments to giving in-class technology tutorials. They also organize events promoting the innovative work students and teachers are doing in English, such as the end of semester Digital Showcase and the pedagogy-focused Digital Brown Bag series.

 

Undergraduate Lab Assistant

Contingent on funding, the English department is able to hire an undergraduate student worker to help supervise the Digital Media Lab during its open hours and assists faculty and students with technological issues that arise in using Lab facilities. For more information about current or future opportunities, please send inquiries to kathryn.waring@pitt.edu with the subject line “Undergraduate Lab Assistant.”