Kathryn Wymer is Associate Professor of English in the Department of Language and Literature at North Carolina Central University. Currently she serves as a liaison between NCCU and the DHI@FHI, and she has been working to help establish the Digital Humanities Lab at NCCU. This work builds upon a 2017-18 NCCU Academic Innovation Grant, funded by the Provost’s Office, and her 2016-17 FHI-NCCU DH Fellowship, funded by the FHI Humanities Futures Mellon initiative. Prior to her current position, she worked in a variety of DH capacities: instructional designer at Elon University, trainer for ITS Knowledge Management at UNC-Chapel Hill, and intern at the UNC-CH SITES (Studio for Instructional Technologies in English Studies) Lab. Her publications include work in The Digital Medievalist, Kairos, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Her latest course-based project invited students to create a digital timeline to celebrate the history of LGBTQ Black authors in the US.
In this short presentation (time mark 1:13:55 to 1:19:00) at the Digital Humanities Nuts and Bolts symposium hosted by the National Humanities Center in October 2018, Dr. Wymer spoke on the importance of building a “culture of digital humanities” at NCCU: