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Emily is Director of Digital Scholarship and Studio X at University of Rochester’s River Campus Libraries. Prior to joining UofR, Emily was Assistant Director of Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship and a Faculty Teaching Associate in the English Department at Bucknell University. Emily is an alum of both the Council on Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and the EDUCAUSE/CLIR Leading Change Institute.

Emily has over a dozen years of experience helping faculty across disciplines incorporate technology in their teaching and research. She regularly collaborates with faculty, staff, and administrators at UR and beyond to develop experiential learning opportunities, increase digital literacy skills, and push the boundaries of how libraries support research and teaching through the use of technology. For example, as principal investigator for The New York Data Carpentries Library Consortium (NYDCLC) Planning Grant, Emily worked with colleagues from Syracuse, Colgate, Cornell, and our local library councils to extend data literacy in central and western New York. The grant was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. Currently, she is building capacity for augmented and virtual reality at UofR with Studio X, a hub for immersive technologies.

Emily holds a doctorate in English from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, a masters in Shakespearean Studies from King’s College London, and a bachelors in Dramatic Literature, Theatre, and Playwriting, from the CUNY Baccalaureate Program. She is also a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

While at CUNY, Emily worked as a Project Assistant for JustPublics@365 (a joint initiative between the Graduate Center and the Ford Foundation), a Senior Instructional Technology Fellow at Macaulay Honors College, and a Graduate Teaching Assistant and Lecturer at Hunter College. Emily has taught composition, introduction to literature, early British literature survey, and a number of undergraduate and graduate courses on Shakespeare.

Her book, Reading Mistress Elizabeth Bourne: Marriage, Separation, and Legal Controversies, co-edited with Cristina Alfar, is an edition of selected correspondence related to the marriage of Elizabeth and Anthony Bourne, including Elizabeth Bourne’s petition to the Privy Council for a divorce from her husband (Routledge, March 2021). Her work on this project aligns with her broader research interest in the development of marriage law in the medieval and early modern periods. Her dissertation, “Precarious Wife: Narratives of Marital Instability in Medieval and Early Modern Literature,” was awarded the English Program Prize for Distinguished Work in Feminist Studies at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

Emily enjoys running and cycling, even though she does both slowly. Some highlights include, two New York City marathons (2011, 2015), the Hood to Coast Relay in her home state of Oregon (2013), the Vineman Half Ironman (2016), the Seneca 7 relay around Seneca Lake in the finger lakes region of New York (2022), and the two-day, 180 mile, Ride Across Wisconsin (2023). She loves exploring trails and greenways around Rochester on her bike, particularly if there is ice cream involved, but she doesn’t like hills. Emily has two rescue pups and an absurd number of house plants.