Our Team

Andrea Zeffiro, Academic Director– Andrea’s approach to digital scholarship has been shaped by over a decade of experience working within collaborative and interdisciplinary research networks engaged in the creation of technological artifacts and immersive experiences (i.e. mobile and locative media, artificial-life, virtual reality). It was in those research contexts when she first started thinking methodologically about, with and through emerging technologies. Andrea is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia.

Jay Brodeur, Administrative Director – Jay brings to the Centre years of experience working with data in a wide variety of formats and interdisciplinary contexts. A scientist by training, he’s comfortable working and advising on all kinds of data-related activities, ranging from data wrangling and integration to analysis and mapping to research data management. Jay’s also keenly interested in the application of digital approaches to support experiential learning opportunities within and outside of the classroom.

John Fink, Digital Scholarship Librarian – John’s talents lie in complex and innovative systems administration and project management. He also has an interest in the maker/hacker element in digital scholarship, and is frequently spotted tinkering with esoteric hardware. If you are interested in having the Sherman Centre support your project, John is an excellent first contact.

Amanda Montague, Postdoctoral Fellow – Amanda received her PhD from the University of Ottawa. Her dissertation, Mobile Memories: Canadian Cultural Memory in the Digital Age, considers the impact of mobile technologies and locative media narratives on everyday experiences of memory and place. She is an award-winning teacher and has developed several technology-based experiential learning projects, specifically ones that foster collaboration and partnerships within and outside the university.