Jacob Heil

Digital Scholarship Librarian and Director of CoRE

Department/Affiliation: Libraries
Phone: 330-263-2204
Email

Degrees

  • B.A., The University of Virginia, 1999
  • M.A., The University of Virginia, 2004. Thesis: “‘Wote ye not I com before’: Prologues in Early English Drama," directed by Dr. Clare Kinney.
  • Ph.D., Texas A & M University, 2009. Dissertation: “Authors, Audiences, and Elizabethan Prologics,” directed by Dr. James L. Harner.

About

I am the College of Wooster's Digital Scholarship Librarian and the Director of its Collaborative Research Environment (CoRE). As the former, I partner with library colleagues, faculty, and students as we explore digital technologies and resources for our teaching and research. I am also the liaison for the English Department. In my capacity as the Director of CoRE, I collaborate with campus stakeholders to build CoRE into an environment for students to publicly practice their process-based projects. Additionally, I offer a course in Digital Humanities meanings and methods at the College.

Since earning my PhD from Texas A & M in 2009, I've joked that I've somehow managed to do things that interest me and stay employed. That's still true today, of course, and I often find opportunities to draw upon the work of my dissertation on early modern (mostly Eizabethan) plays and playwrights. I am also always eager to talk about the connections between the material book and the digital, especially the ways in which an understanding of the former can facilitate a broader conceptualization of the latter.