I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to announce that Karl Grossner has joined me here at Stanford as the new Digital Humanities Developer. Karl holds a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara (2010), and a B.S. in Instructional Design and Technology (California State University, Chico, 2005). His research interests lie principally within geographic information science (GIScience), and include geo-historical knowledge representation and ontologies, computational models of place, and spatial thinking generally, including the development of transdisciplinary spatial learning objectives. He spent 2011 in a postdoc position at UC Santa Barbara’s Center for Spatial Studies, where he led the conceptualization and development of the TeachSpatial web portal.
Karl will join me in supporting digital humanities research here at Stanford, which includes not only the development of digital tools and objects for scholars but also consultation on project management, data modeling and research agendas.