WWP People

WWP Staff

The WWP currently has four permanent staff:

Current Research and Encoding Specialists

  • Kiley Atkins
  • Zobeida Chaffee-Valdes
  • Susan Johnson
  • Sarah Lamodi
  • Colleen Nugent
  • Grace O’Mara
  • Nicole Rodriguez
  • Alicia Svenson

Our text encoding has been done by a team of current and past graduate and undergraduate students. Job openings are posted at the Northeastern University Student Employment web site, but for information please contact us at wwp@neu.edu.

WWP Advisory Board

Executive Committee

  • Patricia Akhimie, Rutgers University-Newark
  • Nicole Aljoe, Northeastern University
  • Elaine Beilin, Framingham State University
  • Elizabeth Dillon, Northeastern University
  • Isobel Grundy, Professor Emerita of English, University of Alberta
  • Elizabeth Hageman, Professor Emerita of English, University of New Hampshire
  • Marina Leslie, Northeastern University
  • Melinda Rabb, Professor of English, Brown University
  • Jacqueline Wernimont, Dartmouth College
  • Heather Wolfe, Curator of Manuscripts and Archivist, Folger Shakespeare Library

Research Board

  • Katherine Singer, Mount Holyoke College
  • Jacqueline Wernimont, Arizona State University

WWP Collaborators

Pedagogical Development Consultants

  • Amanda Barnett, Texas Christian University
  • Liza Blake, University of Toronto
  • Sandra Burr, Northern Michigan University
  • Susan Civale, Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Jaime Goodrich, Wayne State University
  • Marina Leslie, Northeastern University
  • Paschalina Minou, Independent Scholar
  • Christopher Leary, Queensborough Community College
  • Jason Payton, Sam Houston State University
  • Kevin Smith, Northeastern University
  • Amanda Stuckey, York College of Pennsylvania
  • Deborah Uman, St. John Fisher College
  • Tanya Zhelezcheva, Queensborough Community College

Research Partners

  • Kristen Bennett
  • Kasra Ghorbaninejad
  • Jill Makin
  • Olivia Mastrosimone
  • Mary Erica Zimmer

WWP Alumni

Former Staff and Affiliates

The following people have contributed to the WWP in a variety of capacities, and we gratefully acknowledge their work!

  • Elaine Brennan: Assistant Director, 1988–1993
  • Ann Caldwell: Consulting Librarian, Brown University, 2004–2013
  • Dominique Coulombe: Consulting Librarian, 1999–2004
  • Carol DeBoer-Langworthy: Project Director, 1994–1998
  • Maria Fish: Project Administrator, 1992–1995
  • Walter Frieberger: Consultant on the WWP’s RWO research, 1997–1999
  • Wendy King: License Manager, 1999–2000
  • John Lavagnino: Textbase Editor, 1994–1997
  • Carole Mah: Programmer/Analyst, 1993–1999
  • John Melson: Textbase Editor and Project Manager, 2008–2013
  • Karen Murphy: Project Administrator, 1995–1998
  • Richard Noble: Consulting Bibliographer, Brown University, 2000–2013
  • Alicia Peaker: Project Manager, 2013–2014
  • Allen Renear: Project Co-director, 1993–1994
  • Elena Rivera: Senior Encoder, 1997–1999
  • Helen Schmierer: Consulting Librarian, 1999–2004
  • Kristen Soule: Student Computing Coordinator
  • Lisa Vaillancourt: License Manager, 2000–2002
  • Paul Caton, Electronic Publications Manager, 1994–2007
  • Jacqueline Wernimont: Project Manager and Textbase Editor, 2007–2008
  • Susanne Woods: Project Director and Co-director, 1988–1994

Former Students

Over the years the WWP has been fortunate to have an extraordinary (and extensive) staff of student encoders and proofreaders, who because of their sheer numbers are listed separately here.

Founding Advisors

  • Patricia Caldwell
  • Stuart Curran
  • Margaret Ezell
  • Elizabeth Hageman
  • Susanne Woods
  • Former Advisors

    The WWP gratefully acknowledges the advice and support we have received from former members of our advisory and research boards:

    • Kristin Allukian
    • Elaine Beilin
    • Susan Brown
    • Elizabeth Bryan
    • Victoria Burke
    • Vera Camden
    • Dominique Coulombe
    • Carol DeBoer-Langworthy
    • Marilyn Deegan
    • James Egan
    • Stephen Foley
    • Neil Fraistat
    • Margaret Hannay
    • Elaine Hobby
    • Joanne Leedom-Ackerman
    • Sarah McNamer
    • Naomi Miller
    • Elan Paulson
    • Allen Renear
    • C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
    • Sara Jayne Steen
    • Samuel Streit
    • Kathryn Sutherland
    • Merrily Taylor
    • Janet Todd
    • Georgianna Ziegler
    • The Women Writers Project reports to the Director of the Digital Scholarship Group at Northeastern University.