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Research and Development

The headquarters for the NINES Research and Development team is located in Alderman Library at the University of Virginia.

Research and Development at NINES is supported by:

JEROME MCGANN

Dr. Jerome McGann is John Stewart Bryan University Professor at the University of Virginia. He is the founder and former Director of NINES.

ANDREW STAUFFER

Dr. Andrew Stauffer is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Virginia, and the Director of NINES.

MICHAEL E. SINATRA

Dr. Michael E. Sinatra is Professor of English at the University of Montreal, and the Co-Director of NINES.

DINO FRANCO FELLUGA

Dr. Dino Franco Felluga is the Associate Director of NINES. He specializes in nineteenth-century literature (especially poetry), and is Associate Professor of English at Purdue University.

LAURA MANDELL

Dr. Laura Mandell is the Associate Director of our partner-project, 18thConnect, Director of Digital for the Initiative of Digital Humanities, Media and Culture at Texas A&M, and the general editor of the Poetess Archive.

PETER MILLER

Peter Miller is the Project Manager for NINES. He is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at the University of Virginia.

Assisted by independent developers:

PERFORMANT SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS, LLC

Nick Laiacona of  Performant Software Solutions has been the lead developer for NINES since 2009. He comes to this work from the computer game industry. At Kesmai Corporation he produced, designed and programmed massively multiplayer online games.

Nick is supported by Lou Foster, Paul Rosen, Ed Zavada, Kristin Jensen and the whole team at Performant Software Solutions.

 

Acknowledgements

BETHANY NOWVISKIE

NINES thanks Dr. Bethany Nowviskie for her support as Senior Advisor (2008-2012) and the original creator of the  Collex software that powers NINES. She is the Director of Digital Research and Scholarship at the University of Virginia Library.

DANA WHEELES

NINES also thanks Dana Wheeles, who served as Project Manager from 2008 until 2013. Dana led the redesign of the Collex interface and the development of Juxta Commons for the web, as well as guided the launch of ARC.

 

Past contributors include:

DUANE GRAN

Duane Gran was a project manager at ARP. He advised developers on software design and formalized requirements for new software.

ERIK HATCHER

Erik Hatcher brings a content-management mindset to the Collex team, as well as expertise in web application development and search engine technologies. He co-authored two books, Java Development with Ant and Lucene in Action, and has written several technology articles.

JAMIE ORCHARD-HAYS

Jamie Orchard-Hays of Dang Development contributed to the design and development of the the NINES Exhibit Builder tool. He delivers presentations about Ruby on Rails in Charlottesville and is very active in the local Ruby community.

DOUG RESIDE

Dr. Doug Reside helped in the design of administrative software for NINES as assistant director of MITH at the University of Maryland.

CARL STAHMER

Dr. Carl Stahmer helped in the design of administrative software for NINES as a research associate with MITH at the University of Maryland.