Meet the people who make Digital Matters possible. We are a team of researchers, librarians, staff, and students coming from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds to make for a vibrant culture of learning.

David Roh


Associate Professor of English

I’ve been at the University of Utah since 2015, and was appointed to a four-year term as director of the Digital Matters Lab in 2018. My research and teaching interests lie in digital humanities, new media studies, and Asian American literature. As director, I’m responsible for communicating with upper administration and our campus stakeholders, building policy and programming, and raising our profile on a national level through projects, grants, and teaching.


Rebekah Cummings

Digital Matters Librarian

I’ve been a librarian at the Marriott Library since 2013 and have served in a variety of roles, first as the Assistant Director of the Mountain West Digital Library (2013-2015) and later as the Data Management Librarian (2015-2018). In March 2018, I started my new position as the Digital Matters Librarian where I work closely with the DML Director and DML Postdoc to coordinate digital humanities research, instruction, and support at the U. My research interests are data management, digital humanities, intellectual property, and digital libraries, with particular interest where these areas of study overlap. I completed my MLIS from the University of California, Los Angeles where I was a graduate student researcher on Dr. Christine Borgman’s Knowledge Infrastructures Team.


Elizabeth Callaway

Postdoctoral Scholar

I’ve been the Digital Matters Postdoctoral Fellow since January 2018. I research and teach at the intersections of environmental humanities, digital humanities, and new media studies, although I am partial to science fiction as well. At the Digital Matters Lab, I coordinate the Research Interest Group, consult with faculty and students about digital projects, assist with the day-to-day operations of the lab, and teach in the Honors College. I completed my PhD in English at the University of California Santa Barbara in 2016.


Tiana Birrell

Graduate Fellow, Spring 2019

Tiana Birrell comes to the Digital Matters Lab from the Environmental Humanities Graduate Program, where she is pursuing a master’s degree in Environmental Humanities.


Jace Brittain

Graduate Fellow, Spring 2019

Jace Brittain comes to us from the English Department, where he is working on a PhD in Creative Writing.


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