About

I am currently finishing a dual master's program at Indiana University Bloomington in Virtual Hertiage, Complex Systems, and Roman Art History under the direction of Professor Bernard Frischer, Professor Luis Rocha, and Professor Julie Van Voorhis.

My research focuses on Roman domestic art and architecture. Over the past two years, I have worked on several projects in the Bay of Naples. Moving forward, I am interested in considering domestic architecture in Rome. The archaeological record is difficult to parse given the fragmentary nature of the extant material. However, digital methods may be able to help us gather additional data and organize it chronologically to consider how housing practices in Rome vary from other regions of the empire in the first century A.D.


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Curriculum Vitae

Education:

  • M.A. Indiana University, Department of Art History, Roman Art, expected December 2018.

  • M.A. Indiana University, Informatics / Virtual Heritage, May 2017.

  • B.A. Dual Major in Classics + Ancient History & Classical Civilization with Departmental Honors, University of Texas at Austin, December 2010.

Research Interests:

Classical Archaeology, Roman Art and Architecture, Digital Preservation and Conservation, Museum Studies

  • The House of Marcus Lucretius Project (Initial Results)

    • https://docs.google.com/document/d/128zh0FW25UXP4rjcLQJ7cRccFQVRDr2NoR2vSxJcga4/edit?usp=sharing

  • Digital Presentation and Augmented Reality: The Resting Satyr in the IU Art Museum

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTgAF84d0yw

  • The Digital Villa Ludovisi Project (Initial Results)

    • https://kellymcclinton.squarespace.com/digital-villa-ludovisi-project

  • Galleria degli Uffizi Digital Modeling Project

    • https://www.digitalsculpture-uffizi.org (password: vwhl1234)

  • Minturnae Archaeological Project: Preserving and Recombining Sculpture Fragments Using Photogrammetry

    • https://sketchfab.com/models/b13126e2a67b4b36bf75a7930f4d3ae7?share=87140fa6a1c9a0133b933bf2f8664fe9a673a4c90303d135e83d7246e55994e1

Academic Experience

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology / University of Michigan at Ann Arbor / Digital Exhibit Design Intern - May 2018 - Present

  • Design a digital exhibit in augmented reality surrounding the Villa of the Mysteries in collaboration with curator.

  • Lead a team of researchers from Informatics, Art History, and the museum.

  • Designed and conducted user-testing.

  • Transcribe and publish the results of the project.

Oplontis Project / Project Photographer + 3D Modeler - May 2018 - September 2018

  • Collected data onsite

  • Created 3D models for publication and presentation use

  • Developed idea for research project surrounding the gardens at Villa A

Eskenazi Museum of Art / Indiana University at Bloomington / Digital Exhibit Design Intern - May 2016 - Present

  • Designed a digital exhibit in augmented reality surrounding the Resting Satyr in collaboration with the curator.

  • Collaborated with a team of researchers from Informatics, Art History, and the museum.

  • Designed and conducted user-testing on 40 participants.

  • Transcribed and published results of the project.

National Science Foundation - National Research Training Program - January 2018 - Present

  • A new program through the Department of Informatics that supports the effective training of STEM graduate students in high priority interdisciplinary research areas, through the use of a comprehensive traineeship model that is innovative, evidence-based, and aligned with changing workforce and research needs.

Indiana University at Bloomington / Co-Instructor - January 2018 - Present

  • Year Three, Spring: I487: Designing an Exhibit in Augmented Reality

    • Designed course and syllabus

    • Meeting weekly with individual students and helping them choose a tractable research topic and project

    • Facilitating student discussions and assisting in designing course materials and assignments

    • Ensuring all students are making the best progress possible in the course

    • Providing critical feedback and assistance on project design and proposals

  • Year Three, Fall: I487: Intro to Virtual Heritage & 3D Modeling

    • Primary lecturer for the software component of the course

    • Facilitating student discussions and assisting in designing course materials and assignments

    • Ensuring all students are making the best progress possible in the course and providing critical feedback on projects

Indiana University at Bloomington / Assistant Instructor - August 2015 - December 2017

  • PhD Year One: I202: Intro to Social Informatics

  • PhD Year Two: I400: Designing Virtual Worlds in Unity

Relevant Positions Held

  • Production Editor for the Topics in Digital Heritage Research Journal (August 2016 - Present).

  • Design Consultant for the IU Art Museum for the Digital Roman Portrait Project (January 2018 - Present).

  • Research Assistant in the IU Art Museum for the Digital Roman Portrait Project (August 2016 - March 2017).

  • Conservation Co-Manager, Gournia Project.. The Institute for Aegean Prehistory (Summer 2011).

  • Student Librarian, Department of Classics, University of Texas at Austin (Spring 2010 - Fall 2010).

  • Student Assistant, Department of Classics, University of Texas at Austin (Fall 2009).

Summer Programs

  • American Academy in Rome, Visiting Scholar, Summer 2018.

  • American Academy in Rome, Visiting Scholar, Summer 2017.

  • American Academy in Rome, Classical Summer School, Summer 2016.

  • Excavator, Archaeological Field School at The Ecomuseum de Cap de Cavalleria in Spain, Summer 2009.

Publications

Formal Presentations

  • September 2018: NSF-NRT Interdisciplinary Training in Complex Networks and Systems Conference.

  • May 2018: Uffizi-Indiana University 3D Digitization Project. 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology.

  • May 2018: The Resting Satyr: A Digital Exhibit in Augmented Reality at Digital Humanities for Academic and Curatorial Practice (Rome, 23 - 24 May 18). American Academy in Rome.

  • April 2018: The Social Logic of Space: Analyzing Patterns of Access in Pompeii. NSF-NRT Interdisciplinary Training in Complex Networks and Systems Poster Session.

  • March 2018: “Sir John Davidson Beazley:  An Early Digital Humanist?” Indiana University.

  • Feb. 2018: “The Digital House of Marcus Lucretius Project.” CNETs Research Group. Indiana University.

  • Jan. 2018: “Models of Education: Locke, Rousseau, and Kant.” Indiana University.

  • Oct. 2017: “Pre-Iconoclastic Icons in Rome.” Indiana University.

  • Oct. 2017: “Semiotics in Roman Wall Painting.” Indiana University.

  • May 2017: “Augmented Reality For Design Students.” Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

  • March 2017: “Digitizing Ancient Sculpture.” The Annual Meeting of Computer Applications in Archaeology.

  • Jan. 2017: “Digitizing Ancient Sculpture.” The Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America.

  • Nov. 2016: “Rome Reborn.” The Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Southern Section.

  • Oct. 2016: “Digital Photography in a Museum Setting.” Emory University.

  • July 2016: “The Evolution of Roman Portraiture.” The American Academy in Rome.

  • April 2016: “Antikythera Mechanism and the Application of Complex Systems in Archaeology.” Indiana University.

  • March 2016: “The Case of the Resting Satyr - Struts as Indicators of Production & Workshops.” Indiana University.

  • Feb. 2016: “Archaeological Evidence for Material Production.” Indiana University.

  • Jan. 2016: “Exploring the MOOC format as a pedagogical approach for mLearning.” Indiana University.

  • Dec. 2015: “The Resting Satyr: Can Digital Modeling Really Tell Us Anything New?” Indiana University.

  • Oct. 2015: “The Antikythera Mechanism: Ancient Computing in a Modern World.” Indiana University.

  • Sept. 2009: “The Coming of the Greeks.” Prehistory of Greece.” University of Texas at Austin.

Informal Presentations

  • March 2018: “The Resting Satyr: A Digital Exhibit in Augmented Reality.” The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan.

  • Feb. 2018: “The Resting Satyr: A Digital Exhibit in Augmented Reality.” The Getty Villa in Malibu / CAA.

  • April 2017: “The Resting Satyr: A Digital Exhibit in Augmented Reality.” The Eskenazi Museum of Art.

Languages

  • Ancient: Reading proficiency: Latin, Ancient Greek, Egyptian Hieroglyphics.

  • Modern: Reading proficiency: French, German, Italian. Speaking proficiency: Italian (amateur).

Software / Technology: 

Oculus Rift, MS HoloLens, ArcGIS, Photoscan, Reality Capture, zBrush (3D modeling software), AutoDesk Suite, Unity3D, HTML, CSS, MySQL, Adobe Creative Suite, Blender (3D modeling software), Veloview (LiDAR software), QGIS.

Funding / Awards

  • National Science Foundation - National Research Training Program Fellowship, January 2018 - Present.

  • International Enhancement Grant from the IU Office of the Vice President for International Afffairs, April 2018.

  • Archaeological Research Grant from the Edward A. Schrader Endowment Fund, April 2018.

  • Travel Award from the School of Informatics and Computing, October 2017.

  • Summer Fellowship from the School of Informatics and Computing, May 2017.

  • Archaeological Research Grant from the Edward A. Schrader Endowment Fund, April 2017.

  • Interdisciplinary Research Award from the School of Informatics and Computing, March 2017.

  • Archaeological Research Grant from the Edward A. Schrader Endowment Fund, May 2016.

  • Gerald Bernbom Fellowship from the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics, January 2016.

  • Lourania Miller Scholarship for students researching Greek or Latin, Fall 2010.

  • Inducted as a member of the Liberal Arts Honors Association, University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2008.

  • University of Texas at Austin President's List, Fall 2007 & Fall 2006.

  • University of Texas at Austin Dean's List, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Summer 2009.

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy in Rome

  • Archaeological Institute of America

  • International Classical Archaeology Association

  • College Art Association

  • Society for Classical Studies

  • American Classical League

  • Eta Sigma Phi

  • American Classical League

  • Phi Eta Sigma

  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Conferences: 

  • 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Bonn, Germany, presented 2018.

  • Digital Humanities for Academic and Curatorial Practice Conference, American Academy in Rome, presented 2018.

  • College Art Association, attended 2018.

  • The Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Southern Section, presented 2017.

  • South by Southwest Interactive, presented 2015.

  • American Institute of Archaeology, attended 2015.

  • Society for American Archaeology, attended 2014.

  • Eta Sigma Phi Annual Meeting, attended 2008.

Workshops:

  • Taught: Digital Photogrammetry in Roman Domestic Space, June  2018.

  • Taught: Recombining Sculpture Fragments with Photogrammetry, May  2018.

  • Institute for Virtual and Augmented Reality for the Digital Humanities (VARDHI) at Duke University, Summer 2018 (accepted; unable to attend due to prior research commitments).

  • Taught: “Digital Photography in a Museum Setting.” Emory University, Oct. 2016.

  • "Edward Tufte's one-day course on "Presenting Data and Information, Oct. 2015.

Departmental Service

  • Active Member, Indiana University Art History Association, August 2017 - August 2018.

  • Primary driver behind the School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering Virtual Reality Lab, 2017. Resulted in a $20,000 equipment grant to the PhD Students.

  • PhD Representative on the Graduate Program Committee in the Dept. of Informatics, Jan 2017 – Jan 2018.

  • Institutional Voice Chair of Graduate Informatics Student Association, Jan 2017 – Jan 2018.

  • Executive Chair of Graduate Informatics Student Association, Jan 2016 – Dec 2016.

  • Treasurer, Eta Sigma Phi Chapter at the University of Texas at Austin (Fall 2009-Spring 2010).

References

  • Dr. Bernard Frischer, Advisor & Director of the Virtual World Heritage Lab, Indiana University at Bloomington.

  • Dr. Eleanor Leach, Advisor & Professor in Classics, Indiana University at Bloomington.

  • Dr. Julie Van Voorhis, Professor of Art History, Indiana University at Bloomington.

  • Dr. Luis Rocha, Professor of Informatics, Indiana University at Bloomington.

  • Dr. Elaine Gazda, Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

  • Dr. Anne Chapin, Stoa Manager, Gournia Project & Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Brevard College.

  • Dr. Thomas Palaima, Robert M. Armstrong Centennial Professor and the founding director of the Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory in the Department of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Dr. Gabriele Guidi, Politecnico di Milano, Milano Polimi with expertise in Optical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering.

Relevant Graduate Courses:

  • Introduction to Complex Systems with Professor Santo Fortunato, Fall 2018.

  • Complex Systems Seminar with Professor Fillipo Raddichi,  Fall 2018.

  • Historiography with Professor Sarah Bassett, Fall 2018.

  • Italian Advanced Reading and Comprehension, Spring 2018

  • Introduction to Complex Systems with Dr. Luis Rocha, Spring 2018

  • The Artist Education with Dr. Jeffrey Saletnik, Spring 2018

  • Art Historical Theories and Methodology with Dr. Bret Rothstein, Fall 2017

  • Byzantine Art and Architecture with Dr. Sarah Bassett, Fall 2017

  • What is a Model with Dr. Bernard Frischer, Spring 2016

  • Roman Wall Painting with Dr. Eleanor Leach, Spring 2016

  • Roman Sculpture with Dr. Julie Van Voorhis, Spring 2016

  • Greek Sculpture with Dr. Julie Van Voorhis, Fall 2015

  • Virtual Heritage I: Artifact Modeling with Dr. Bernard Frischer, Fall 2015

  • Virtual Heritage II: Archaeological Site Modeling with Dr. Bernard Frischer, Fall 2015

Relevant Undergraduate Courses:

  • Archaeological Analysis

  • Greek (6 semesters)

  • Latin (6 semesters)

  • History of Rome (2 Semesters)

  • History of Greece (2 Semesters)

  • Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

  • Survey of Greek Archaeology

  • Aegean Prehistory

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