The Center for Digital Initiatives Team

Dr. Alyson Gill

Director, Center for Digital Initiatives

Gill‘s areas of specialization are Greek and Roman art and architecture, and her doctoral dissertation focused on Greek baths and bathing from the Archaic through the Hellenistic periods. She was awarded a Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2007, and started Digital Delphi at ASU in 2008. In 2008 Gill launched ASU’s presence in Second Life and she has been an active proponent of ASU’s use of virtual environments and 3D modeling for teaching and research ever since. In 2012 Gill was selected as PI for an NEH Summer Institute in the Digital Humanities which was hosted on the ASU Campus and University of Arkansas--Fayetteville, campus in the summer of 2013. In 2014 she was awarded an NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant for "Dangerous Embodiments," and will co-direct an NEH Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Summer Institute with Lisa M. Snyder (UCLA) in 2015-16. Web:http://alysongill.wordpress.com, Delta Center 228, Telephone: (870)680-8282, E-mail: agill@astate.edu

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Roshan Gautam

Roshan Gautam

Senior Technology Analyst, Center for Digital Initiatives

Roshan Gautam , a Computer Engineer who graduated from ASU with a Master’s degree in Engineering Management in 2012, works as a Sr. Technology Analyst here at CDI. Roshan develops softwares in programming languages like C, C++ , PHP, ASP, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Objective C, Java etc. Unlike other developers he is quite a design savvy and sometimes uses Adobe photoshop and illustrator for web designing. He also designs/develops and administers databases/servers and has a good knowledge of several UNIX servers.
Delta Center,
Telephone: (870) 680-8272
E-mail: rgautam@astate.edu

Tiffany Keb

Project Coordinator, Center for Digital Initiatives

Tiffany Keb, a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Oregon School of Law, is the project coordinator for the Center for Digital Initiatives. She also works with Arkansas State University’s ITS on projects across campus.
Telephone: (870) 680-8070
E-mail: tkeb@astate.edu

Harshit Gupta

Harshit Gupta

Graduate Assistant/Programmer, Center for Digital Initiatives

Harshit Gupta is pursuing master’s degree in Computer Science at A-State. He is working with CDI since october 2013 as an iOS Developer. He has more than three years of experience in software development. His areas of interest are cloud computing, parallel and distributed systems. He is currently working on ASU’s official iOS app.
E-mail: harshit.gupta@smail.astate.edu

Josh Parrish

Josh Parrish

Student Worker/Programmer, Center for Digital Initiatives

Josh Parrish is a student employee with ITS. He is currently a senior majoring in computer science at Arkansas State. His research interests include quantitative finance and computer vision. He develops software using C++, HTML and Java.
E-mail: joshua.parrish@smail.astate.edu

Digital Collaborators

Dr. Ruth Hawkins

Dr. Ruth Hawkins

Digital Collaborator

Dr. Hawkins is Director of Arkansas Heritage Sites, Arkansas State University and Executive Director of Arkansas Delta Byways Tourism Promotion Association. She has responsibilities for acquiring, developing and operating sites of historic significance, which currently include the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center at Piggott, the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum at Tyronza, the Lakeport Plantation at Lake Village, and the Dyess Colony Center in Dyess--boyhood home of Johnny Cash. Since Fall 2009, she has worked with the Director of the Center for Digital Initiatives to recreate these and other heritage sites in an onine multi-user virtual environment, with the goals of appealing to new audiences, educating visitors who cannot come to the actual sites, and finding new ways of conveying stories of the past. Hawkins teaches preservation and cultural tourism classes in the ASU Heritage Studies Ph.D. program and is a frequent presenter at national and international literary, heritage tourism and preservation conferences.
Telephone: (870) 972-2803
E-mail: rhawkins@astate.edu

Glenn Gardiner

Glenn Gardiner

Architectural Illustrator, Digital Collaborator

Glenn Gardiner is an architectural illustrator. In his work he blends traditional and digital methods to create illustrations that help clarify design concepts. He works on a broad range of projects, including floor plans, site plans, elevations, and perspective views of residential and commercial properties, stage sets, and marketing promotional events. Glenn created the architectural map of Arkansas State University for the Center for Digital Initiatives’ ASU Virtual Tour project, the St. Bernards Virtual Tour. He most recently worked on the St. Bernards Villas and Mission Outreach projects with the CDI.

Michael Joe Ford

Assistant Professor, Graphic Design

Joe Ford was born in Jonesboro Arkansas. He received his BFA in Studio Art from Arkansas State University in 1998 and his MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2002. He has served as Curator of Prints at the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions at Rutgers University, as Executive Director of City Without Walls art gallery in Newark New Jersey and as Assistant Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs at New Jersey City University. Mr. Ford has been working as a professional graphic designer since 2004. In 2008 he returned to Arkansas where he currently lives and works with his wife Cara Sullivan, their cat Pip and dog Palace. Joe has worked with the CDI on several of the heritage site websites including the Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash website.
Telephone: (870) 972-3992
E-mail: jford@astate.edu

The Office

We are located on the Arkansas State University campus on the 2nd floor of the Delta Center for Economic Development.

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