WWP People

WWP Staff

The WWP has three permanent staff:

Current Staff Encoders

  • Ceillie Clark-Keane
  • Sarah Connell
  • Lindsday Day
  • Nicole Keller Day
  • Brigid Flynn
  • Kasra Ghorbaninejad
  • Leah Lapszynski
  • Jessica Nelson
  • Sarah Stanley
  • Michael Turner

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

  • Elizabeth Bryan, Associate Professor of English, Brown University
  • Victoria Burke, Associate Professor of English, University of Ottawa
  • Stuart Curran, Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania
  • James Egan, Professor of English, Brown University
  • Isobel Grundy, Professor Emerita of English, University of Alberta
  • Elizabeth Hageman, Professor Emerita of English, University of New Hampshire
  • Melinda Rabb, Professor of English, Brown University
  • Allen Renear, Professor of Information Science, University of Illinois
  • Susanne Woods, Independent scholar

Research Board

  • Kristin Allukian, PhD candidate, University of Florida
  • Elaine Beilin, Professor of English, Framingham State College
  • Susan Brown, University of Guelph
  • Neil Fraistat, Professor of English and Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, University of Maryland
  • Elan Paulson, University of Western Ontario
  • Katherine Singer, Mount Holyoke College
  • Jacqueline Wernimont, Assistant Professor, Scripps College

Project Consultants

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
  • 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.

Former Advisors

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

  • Vera Camden
  • Dominique Coulombe
  • Carol DeBoer-Langworthy
  • Marilyn Deegan
  • Stephen Foley
  • Neil Fraistat
  • Margaret Hannay
  • Elaine Hobby
  • Joanne Leedom-Ackerman
  • Sarah McNamer
  • Naomi Miller
  • 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.