Executive Board

The Digital Humanities Collaborative of North Carolina (DHC-NC) is guided by an executive board made up of the immediate past president, a president, a president-elect, a secretary, a treasurer and a communications coordinator.

The DHC-NC executive board is elected during the spring DHC-NC Institute. Terms are from July 1 to June 30, roughly following an academic year. The DHC-NC constitution includes the duties, responsibilities and elections procedures for the executive board.

Have questions or concerns? Please contact the Executive Board at dhcollabnc@gmail.com.

Current Board (2023-2024)


James B. Harr III (CBU)
James Harr (he/him) is an Assistant Professor of Literature and Languages in Medieval Studies and Digital Humanities at CBU in Memphis, Tennessee, an Instructor of Data Science for the Data Science Academy at NC State University, and a visiting lecturer for the Digital Humanities Summer Minor at the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to serving as President-Elect, he was the Communications Manager for the 2021-2022 DHC-NC executive board.

james (dot) harr [at] cbu (dot) edu
Visit James Harr’s website.


Emma Stanley (NC State)
Emma is a doctoral candidate in the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (CRDM) Ph.D. program at NC State. Her research focuses on mobile and locative media, and she’s interested in how our interactions with these media impact our experiences with the physical spaces around us.

Visit Emma Stanley’s website.

Immediate Past President (ex-officio)

Donna Kain (ECU)
Donna Kain, Associate Professor at Eastern Carolina University, teaches courses in rhetoric, technical communication, writing for business and industry, discourse analysis, visual discourse, theory and practice of new media, risk communication, editing, and project management. Her research focuses on risk communication and natural hazards including severe weather, climate change, and sea level rise; information technology applications for the classroom; and the uses of genres in professional settings. Dr. Kain is also Assistant Director of the Center for Natural Hazards.

kaind [at] ecu (dot) edu | 252.737.2705


Tanya Walker (WSSU)
Dr. Tanya E. Walker is chair of the Department of English and an associate professor of African American Literature at Winston-Salem State University. Her research focuses on childhood and sexual trauma in Black women’s writings, Black speculative pedagogy and Gullah migration.


Donna Kain (ECU)
kaind [at] ecu (dot) edu | 252.737.2705

Communications Coordinator

Rhea M. Hebert (UNC Chapel Hill)
Rhea (REE-uh) (they) is a communicator and designer with expertise in higher education settings. They’re a fully qualified librarian and have teaching experience in English Composition and American Literature. In addition to their work in higher ed, Rhea has volunteered with the American Marketing Association’s Triangle chapter and supports Retraction Watch, a project of the Center for Scientific Integrity.

Visit Rhea M. Hebert’s website.

Executive Board Representatives

Michelle Brenner (NC School of Science and Mathematics)

Savannah Lake (UNCC)
savannah (dot) lake [at] uncc (dot) edu

Jennifer M. Lozano (UNC Wilmington)
lozanoj [at] uncw (dot) edu

Carly Schnitzler (UNC)
m (dot) j (dot) linglemartin [at] gmail (dot) com

Kathryn Wymer (NCCU)
kwymer [at] nccu (dot) edu 

Advisory Board

Scott Bailey (Gretel)

Amanda Binder (UNC Charlotte)

Claire Cahoon (Bucknell)
cc065 [at] bucknell (dot) edu

Nathan Kelber (JSTOR Labs)
nkelber [at] gmail (dot) com

Maggie Murphy (UNC Greensboro)

Natalie Ornat (UNC Charlotte)
nornat [at] uncc (dot) edu

Barbara Williams Ellertson (Independent Scholar)