Amy E. Earhart is an assistant professor of English at Texas A&M University. Her
work has appeared in DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly, the Chronicle of Higher
Education/Prof Hacker, and Debates in Digital Humanities (Minnesota 2010), among
other venues. She has co-edited a collection of essays titled The American Literature
Scholar in the Digital Age with Andrew Jewell (Michigan 2010). Earhart is at work
on a monograph titled “Traces of the Old, Uses of the New: The Emergence of the
Digital Humanities.” Her digital projects include the development of the 19th-Century
Concord Digital Archive in partnership with the Concord Free Public Library.
Juliane Fry is an atmospheric
chemist and assistant professor of Chemistry and Environmental Studies at Reed College.
She received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology,
and completed postdoc fellowships as Climate Fellow at the Environmental and Energy
Study Institute (Washington, DC) and Research Scientist at University of California
- Berkeley. Julie’s research interests are air quality, forest emissions and chemistry,
atmospheric aerosol formation, and climate change. Her mapping-related interests
include analyzing spatial distributions of natural and pollutant emissions to the
Karl Korfmacher is an Associate Professor of Environmental Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from Duke University, and teaches courses in vector and raster environmental and ecological applications of GIS, soils, campus sustainability, and environmental field skills. He is a co-director of the Laboratory for Environmental Computing and Decision Making (LECDM), working on the Geospatial Intermodal Freight Transport (GIFT) model. Korfmacher’s research interests include habitat modeling and monitoring, environmental modeling, and place-based education.
Lillian Larsen is an Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Redlands. Her research explores fourth and fifth century monastic networks within a broader cultural and pedagogical frame. Combining award winning spatial tools and reading strategies, Lillian uses mapping to involve undergraduates in historical, critical engagement of ancient texts and contexts. Her LENS Fellowship will focus on examining religious intersection and exchange from a geographical perspective.
Rebecca Lyons is an environmental chemist at the University of Redlands. She is especially interested in tracing the environmental fates of gasoline by-products in the surface waters of Southern California. Her research has taken her into the San Bernadino National Forest and eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. She is looking forward to creating a predictive model to provide policy makers with sound, accessible science.
Jim Sandos is Farquhar professor of the Southwest in the Department of History.
He has written and published on the California Missions from an Indian perspective
for twenty-five years. His most recent book is Converting California: Indians and
Franciscans in the Missions (Yale University Press, 2004, paperback 2008). Jim’s
LENS project seeks to display the impact of Mission San José’s recruitment on Native
American tribal populations in the mission’s outreach area.
Tish Sandos made innovative use of computer databases to devise new marketing and
sales strategies, primarily for small, family run wineries when she was in the wine
trade. Tish's creative use of mission databases has increased the analytical sophistication
of the joint work on California's missions that she does with her husband, Jim Sandos.
Tish's most recent publication is "Chisli, Canuch, and Junípero Serra: Indian Responses
to Mission San Diego, 1769-1788," in To Toil in that Vineyard of the Lord: Contemporary
Scholarship on Junípero Serra, Rose Marie Beebe and Robert M. Senkewicz,
eds. (Academy of American Franciscan History, 2010).
Michelle J. Sorensen is completing her dissertation in Religion (Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies) at Columbia University and is an instructor at Ole Miss and the University of Memphis. Her current research investigates the development of the Buddhist philosophy and praxis called “Chöd” as it was influenced by Indian thought and systematized in twelfth-century Tibet by the female adept Machik Labdrön. Michelle’s work also charts the transmission of Chöd, from its early spread in Tibet to the current practices of lay and monastic Buddhists from Mongolia to Memphis.