ESTHR Project: Biographies of the Principal Investigators

Evolutionary Subject Tagging in the Humanities

Biographies of the Principal Investigators

Jack Ammerman is Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Open Access at Boston University. As Head Librarian at the Boston University Theology Library and as Director of the Library and Information Technology at Hartford Seminary he was developed several digital library projects. He held several positions in libraries at Emory University where he was heavily involved in library automation and systems support. Ammerman received a D.Min. from Princeton Theological Seminary, an Masters of Librarianship from Emory University, and an M.Div. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Dan Benedetti is currently Head of the Pickering Educational Resources Library at Boston University. From 2004 to 2010 he was the Philosophy and Religion Librarian also at BU. He received his Master’s of Library and Information Science from Simmons College in 2000. As a librarian Dan curates the Education collections, promotes Open Access on campus, provides class instruction, maintains code on the Library website, tries to keep up to date on database structure, and is an active member of three Library committees; the Web Committee, Assessment Group, and Institutional Repository Group.

Garth Green (M.A., Religious Studies [Boston University]; M.A., Philosophy, [University of Leuven (Belgium)]; Ph.D., Philosophy of Religion [Boston University]) is Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Religion in the School of Theology at Boston University. He teaches Medieval Theology, Modern Philosophy of Religion, and Contemporary Phenomenology. He has held fellowship and research positions at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (Austria), the University of Leuven (Belgium), the Institut Catholique de Paris (France), and the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici (Italy). His first book, The Aporia of Inner Sense: The Self-Knowledge of Reason and the Critique of Metaphysics in Kant (Brill’s Critical Studies in German Idealism, Leiden, 2010), is forthcoming. He has lectured and taught in both Europe and the United States, and is the author of several articles, in each of his areas of concentration; in medieval neo-Platonic theology, in 19th-century philosophy and philosophy of religion, and in 20th-century phenomenology.

Vika Zafrin (Digital Collections Librarian, School of Theology) holds a PhD in Humanities Computing from Brown University. Her research interests include semantic text encoding, use of social media in pedagogy and scholarship, the library as a locus for scholarly collaboration, issues in open access, digitization technologies, and social tagging of scholarly resources. Zafrin worked on two Brown University projects previously funded by the NEH — The Decameron Web and Virtual Humanities Lab (the latter as Project Director).

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