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 zoom door is always open.

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.