The headquarters for the NINES Research and Development team is located in Alderman Library at the University of Virginia.
Research and Development at NINES is supported by:
Dr. Jerome McGann is John Stewart Bryan University Professor at the University of Virginia. He is the founder and former Director of NINES.
Dr. Andrew Stauffer is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Virginia, and the Director of NINES.
Dr. Ted Underwood is the Associate Director of NINES. He specializes in eighteenth and nineteenth-century text mining, and is Associate Professor of English at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Laura Mandell is the Associate Director of our partner-project, 18thConnect, Director of Digital for the Initiative of Digital Humanities, Media and Culture at Texas A&M, and the general editor of the Poetess Archive.
Dana Wheeles is the Project Manager for NINES.
Assisted by independent developers:
PERFORMANT SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS, LLC
Nick Laiacona of Performant Software Solutions has been the lead developer for NINES since 2009. He comes to this work from the computer game industry. At Kesmai Corporation he produced, designed and programmed massively multiplayer online games.
Nick is supported by Lou Foster, Paul Rosen, Ed Zavada, Kristin Jensen and the whole team at Performant Software Solutions.
NINES thanks Dr. Bethany Nowviskie for her support as Senior Advisor (2008-2012) and the original creator of the Collex software that powers NINES. She is the Director of Digital Research and Scholarship at the University of Virginia Library.
Past contributors include:
Duane Gran was a project manager at ARP. He advised developers on software design and formalized requirements for new software.
Erik Hatcher brings a content-management mindset to the Collex team, as well as expertise in web application development and search engine technologies. He co-authored two books, Java Development with Ant and Lucene in Action, and has written several technology articles.
Jamie Orchard-Hays of Dang Development contributed to the design and development of the the NINES Exhibit Builder tool. He delivers presentations about Ruby on Rails in Charlottesville and is very active in the local Ruby community.
Dr. Doug Reside helped in the design of administrative software for NINES as assistant director of MITH at the University of Maryland.
Dr. Carl Stahmer helped in the design of administrative software for NINES as a research associate with MITH at the University of Maryland.