Staff

Emily Baldoni is a Metadata Librarian for Digital and Special Collections at Georgetown University's Lauinger Library. For On These Grounds, Baldoni is contributing to the development of the data model and testing the model with materials from Georgetown's collections.

Mary Beth Corrigan is the Curator of Collections on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation at the Booth Family Center for Special Collections at Georgetown University. She has helped the Department assess its collections related to slavery, contributed to the Maryland Province Archives digitization project, and is developing guides to support student projects using these collections. She is contributing to the development of the data model and helping with the selection of documents.

Keith Gorman is the Director of the Booth Family Center for Special Collections at Georgetown University's Lauinger Library. For OTG, Gorman is coordinating the work of the Georgetown staff and collaborating on the overall work of the project.

Brenda Gunn (Co-PI) is the Associate University Librarian for Archives and Special Collections at the University of Virginia Library. AUL Gunn directs the work of the UVA team, contributing to the development of the data model, identifying, describing, and sharing relevant archival sources, and to test, implement, and document the work flows necessary to describe the people, places, and events related to enslavement at the University of Virginia.

Harriette Hemmasi (Co-PI) is Dean of the Library at Georgetown University. Dean Hemmasi directs the work of the Georgetown team, contributing to the development of the data model, identifying, describing, and sharing relevant archival sources, and testing, implementing, and documenting the work flows necessary to describe the people, places, and events related to enslavement and Georgetown University.

Stacey Lavender is a Project Processing Archivist at the University of Virginia Library. Stacey identifies archival documents and events related to enslavement at the University of Virginia, contributes to the development of the data model, and participates in testing and documenting workflows for the proposed data models.

Sharon Leon (PI) is Associate Professor of Digital History at Michigan State University and is the director of the Omeka family of web publishing platforms. As the PI at the lead institution, Dr. Leon is coordinating the drafting, development, testing, and revision of the data model, the resource templates, and the workflow documentation for OTG. She also directs the work of the Omeka Development Team, as they design, test, document, and release the required Aggregation Module and OTG site theme.

Adam Rothman is a Professor of History at Georgetown University and the curator of the Georgetown Slavery Archive. Rothman is a consulting historian on the project.

Ashley Schmidt is the Academic Program Officer for the President's Commission on Slavery and the University, and for the Universities Studying Slavery project at the University of Virginia. Schmidt is assisting with OTG outreach to potential testing partner institutions.

Samantha Smith is a PhD student in History at Michigan State University. She works as a research assistant for the On These Grounds project, through developing the data model, doing data testing, and helping to document the team’s progress, as well as contributing to outreach. Prior to beginning her PhD studies, she worked as a project archivist at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

Kirt von Daacke is Assistant Dean and Professor of History and the Co-Chair of the President’s Commission on Slavery and the University at the University of Virginia. von Daacke is a consulting historian on the project.