People

The NEXT is an initiative of the Electronic Literature Organization, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization funded primarily by memberships. Though The NEXT receives some support from the organization, it thrives on its materials, funds, and labor provided by patrons who value the cultural history forged by artists and scholars of born-digital literature.

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People of The NEXT

Founders

Dene Grigar
Washington State University Vancouver

Leonardo Flores
Appalachian State University

Nicholas Schiller
Washington State University Vancouver

Chance Adams
Harry Ransom Humanities Center


Production, Management, and Oversight

Electronic Literature Lab

Dene Grigar, PhD
Director

Richard Snyder
Assistant Director & Metadata Specialist

Holly Slocum
Project Manager, Lead Designer

Greg Philbrook
Technical Specialist

Mariusz Pisarski
Research Affiliate

Nicholas Schiller, MLIS
Research Affiliate


Electronic Literature Organization

Board of Directors

Leonardo Flores
President

Caitlin Fisher
Vice President

Rui Torres
Secretary

Davin Heckman
Managing Director of CELL

Mark C. Marino
Director of Communication

Serge Bouchardon
Board Member

Astrid Ensslin
Board Member

Dene Grigar
Board Member

Claudia Kozak
Board Member

Erik Loyer
Board Member

Marjorie C. Luesbrink
Board Member

Maria Mencia
Board Member

Anna Nacher
Board Member

Jason Nelson
Board Member

Mark Sample
Board Member

Alex Sam-Pascual
Board Member

Stephanie Strickland
Board Member

Joseph Tabbi
Board Member


The NEXT Production Teams

Phase 2: Template Production

Evan Bancroft

Ian Farnham

Ross Griffus

C.J. Maldonado

Bayleigh Parsons

Ross Philbrook


Phase 3: Building and Branding

Suzanne Anderson
Professor

Kathleen Zoller
Project Manager

Katya Farinsky
Copyeditor


Database and Web Development

Betsy Hanrahan
Team Lead

Viet Nguyen

Grace Roleau

Dave Sabrowski

Halli Sakrisson

Liz Samuel

Jinhao Shen

Katie Sherman

Sarah West

Ruth Woodcock


Design

Mallory Hobson
Team Lead

Matthew Francisco

Joshua Jackson

Gabriel Lomeli

Joseph Schacher

Drew Swanson


2 & 3D Visualizations

Keegan Walden
Team Lead

Cody Claassen

Dillon Gohl

Tanner Gohl

Andrew Templin

Brandon Touhey

Makenzie Wilson


Digital Promotions

Brooke Nugent
Team Lead

Barysh Agaliyev

Trevor Chilton

Anais Torres

Nicole Turnbull


Video Team

Preston Reed
Team Lead

Megan Bina

Joel Clapp

Eli Hoyt

Sarah Love

Erik Messinger

Lexi Sabatini

Maria Schaljo

Phase 4: Growing and Refining

Sarah West
UX/UI, Usability Testing, Content Development

Joel Clapp
Videography

Kathleen Zoller
Content Development

Keegan Walden
3D Modeling and Content Development

Ruth Woodcock
Coding and Content Development

Andrew Thompson
Flash Preservation

Arlo Ptolemy
Flash Preservation

Viet Nguyen
Programming