About Us

If you are an UMSL – affiliated scholar and would like to have your work featured here, or find out more about platforms we host and support, please drop a note to:

Hi, I’m Sarah, and I am in my first year of the Museums, Heritage, and Public History program. I graduated from Seton Hill University with a Masters in Innovative Instruction, where I focused on using digital technology in learning environments. I also majored in History and Political Science in undergrad. 

I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which means that I only consume salads if there are fries on them and root for the Steelers football team. 

email: sljzkn@umsystem.edu

Hi, my name is Tom Wagner, and I am a first year Museum Studies Graduate Student. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in history and museum studies. During my time there I focused my studies on American and music history. For all four years I was there I was a proud member of the UNI Varsity Men’s Glee Club. I have worked with several small-town museums in Waterloo, IA, including the Sullivan Brothers Veteran Museum and the Waterloo Center for the Arts. In my spare time I am a prolific and experienced Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master

email: thwb4@umsl.edu

Hi! My name is Cass, I am a graduate of the Museums, Heritage and Public History program. I have been with the lab since its conception in 2019 and I am so proud of how far it has come. In my off time, I love to paint and make costumes.

If you need anything, be it help with classes, DH assignments, or just an ear, my door is always open. You can find me in Lucas Hall 416 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and zoom any time by appointment.

email: chky4@umsystem.edu.

I am lara, a public historian and director of the Digital Humanities Lab. I came to UMSL in 2019 to the department of History to direct the Museums, Heritage, and Public History program, and brought with me a passion for digital public history and humanities. I found a dynamic group of colleagues and students who shared my passion, and together we built the lab and have made some fun projects together.

I love to cook and ride my bike, and I try to spend as much time with great danes as I possibly can. Drop me a note if you have any questions at lara.kelland@umsl.edu.

The DH Tree, seen on our home page, was created by Cass. Inspiration was taken from information data trees. Each image represents different areas of humanities scholarship.