Principal Investigator

Aaron Mauro

Dr. Aaron Mauro is Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and English at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. He is the director of the Penn State Digital Humanities Lab and teaches on topics relating to digital culture, computational text analysis, and scholarly communication. His articles on U.S. literature and culture have appeared in Modern Fiction Studies, Mosaic, and Symploke among others. He has also published on issues relating to digital humanities in both Digital Studies and Digital Humanities Quarterly.

Research Fellow

Corrina Tucker

Corrina Tucker is a photo and video enthusiast, programmer, as well as a graphic artist. While studying Digital Media, Arts and Technology at Penn State Behrend, she also works on The Behrend Beacon as a News Editor. She is the Vice President of The Diverse Organization of Photography and Videography Enthusiast which is a club on campus that allows students to use photo and video as a medium of expression. Corrina regularly posts her work on her instagram account. Corrina’s digital artwork has been recently showcased at the Penn State Behrend Student Art Show and in the Erie Art Museum. She was a camera operator for the 2017 Ted X event held at Behrend. Corrina will be conducting research on the Stereoscopic Society of America funded by the Penn State Behrend Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowship and the 2017 Summer Erickson Discovery Grant. Working in conjunction with the Penn State Digital Humanities Lab and the Hammermill Archive, her work will be part of a digital archive for all campuses to use. Her multimedia project will include code displaying the text of the documents along with scanned stereographs that she will convert to a moving images to show in action. Her mission for this research is to provide past and future members of Penn State the ability to view archived documents without the possibility of damage or being lost.

Research Fellow

Isabelle Odell

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Isabelle Odell is a dual major in Digital Media, Arts, and Technology and English at Penn State Behrend. She is currently working as the PSU DH Lab’s Meta Data Manager and Curator on behalf of The Behrend History Project. In the summer of 2017, she will be completing an internship at the Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park in which she will be educating children through the Branching Out Program and also learning how non-profit organizations function. She also has been awarded a Summer Research Fellowship for the summer of 2017 by Penn State Behrend in which she will be sharing the history of the Fuzz Detector, a device invented by the staff of the Hammermill Paper Company. Her goal for this research is to make the history of the Fuzz Detector more easily available to current and past members of Penn State and perhaps to share a piece of paper making history.

Research Fellow

Mark Makowski

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Mark Makowski is a senior DIGIT major at Penn State Behrend. He has a love for photography, playing music, and creative writing. Currently, he spends his time employed as a Consultation Agent at Best Buy in Erie, when not working on other projects. Mark is also the Public relations chair in the Interfraternity Council, as well as Scribe and Risk Management chairs for Triangle Fraternity, at Behrend. During the Spring 2017 semester, Mark was given the opportunity to intern at HAPPI 92.7 in Erie, assisting in projects that help betterment of the company. During this time, Mark has also taken the Radio Practicum class with Mr. Thomas Deau. During this class, Mark created a radio show that played classic rock albums that were initially produced on vinyl, called The Vinyl Version.

Associate Researcher
/ Lead Archivist

Jane Ingold

Jane Ingold is Librarian and Archivist at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College. Her responsibilities include providing reference and course related instruction and she has taught for-credit courses. She has taken sole responsibility for the Behrend Archives since 2005, taking it from a storage room full of boxes and memorabilia to a well-used collection. Before coming to Penn State in 1999, she was a development researcher at her alma mater, Gannon University, also in Erie. Prior to that, she was technical librarian at RMI Titanium Company and head of reference at Ashtabula County District Library in Ashtabula, OH. She is secretary of both the Harborcreek Historical Society and Erie Yesterday. She holds a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin as well as an English degree from Gannon University, and she is certified archivist.

Associate Researcher

Joseph Beilein

Dr. Joseph M. Beilein Jr. is an assistant professor of history at Penn State Behrend. He is a historian of the American Civil War. Dr. Beilein has published two books, Bushwhackers: Guerrilla Warfare, Manhood, and the Household in Civil War Missouri and The Civil War Guerrilla (with co-editor Matthew C. Hulbert), as well as several essays that examine masculinity, guerrilla warfare, violence, alcohol, and material culture in the war. He has taught a range of courses in American history, military history, and historical research methods.