Janet has twenty years experience in higher education administration. She has led development of innovative approaches to experiential learning, digital humanities, media scholarship, and models for digital scholarship. In her current role, she manages the portfolio of LITS Academic Digital Initiatives projects that support the integration of digital technologies and skills in teaching and scholarship. She is responsible for division-wide processes for developing and identifying large strategic projects, coordinating with functional teams in the division to evaluate and complete projects, and ensuring LITS-wide collaboration. Janet also coordinates internal and external communication and engagement efforts, develops grants and other funding sources, and manages strategic partnerships with internal and external organizations in support of the portfolio.
As co-founder of Hamilton's Digital Humanities Initiative, Janet worked to develop sustainable digital scholarship infrastructure and was co-founder of the Islandora Collaboration Group. She also led development of models for support of digital humanities research and scholarship at liberal arts institutions. The Institute for Liberal Arts Scholarship (ILiADS.org) was co-founded at and held its first two iterations at Hamilton College.
Janet has collaboratively written and coordinated committees for grant proposals resulting in nearly 3 million dollars in awards to Hamilton. These awards range from an early cross- institutional “Media Scholarship in the Liberal Arts” grant through two large Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awards to develop the Digital Humanities Initiative at Hamilton (https://www.hamilton.edu/news/story/dhi-awarded-second-800k-award-from-mellon-foundation) to the most recent Arts and Technology award from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation (https://www.hamilton.edu/becausehamilton/news/story/sherman-fairchild-foundation-digital-arts). As Co-PI on these awards, she coordinates achieving the goals of the award, manages budgets, and writes reports required of the granting agencies.
The future of media scholarship requires the creation of learning environments that meet specific criteria, including those identified during NITLE's Media Scholarship project.