Matthew J. Lavin joined the English department faculty at the University of Pittsburgh in Fall 2015. In addition to teaching courses related to digital humanities and media, one-half of his appointment carries the responsibility overseeing the department’s Digital Media Lab. In his role as director, he is tasked with developing capacity among faculty and graduate students in digital research and pedagogy, fostering collaborative digital project, and to participate in wider digital initiatives in the humanities, including the newly formed DHRX. Lavin serves as supervisor to the graduate student Digital Media Learning Coordinators and is chair of the department’s digital humanities committee. Read more about Lavin and his 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.
Matt Kelly is the DMLC for Fall 2016-Spring 2017. He is an English graduate student researching digital literacies and the learning practices of video game communities. He has over seven years of experience teaching and integrating new media technologies into the writing classroom.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Undergraduate Lab Assistant.”