Bethany Nowviskie is a research associate professor of Digital Humanities in the Department of English at the University of Virginia and the director of the international Digital Library Federation at CLIR, the Council on Library and Information resources, a DC-based non-profit organization focusing on the intersection of information technology with cultural heritage and higher ed. She has been a pioneering designer and developer of interpretive platforms for humanities computing since the mid-1990s.
She was the founding director of UVa Library’s Scholars’ Lab, special advisor to the UVa Provost, president of the Association for Computers and the Humanities, chair of UVa’s General Faculty Council, chair of the Committee on Information Technology at the Modern Language Association, a member of MLA's task force on graduate education reform, founder of the Praxis Network, and a faculty member at Rare Book School.
Prof. Nowviskie was named one of “Ten Tech Innovators” for 2013 by the Chronicle of Higher Education. She is currently creating an augmented-reality edition of A. C. Swinburne’s 1866 Poems and Ballads.