Jennifer Roberts-Smith, Director

Annaka Willemsen, Project Manager, Experience Designer

Liza Giffen, Archival Research Collaborator

Kathryn Harvey, Archival Research Collaborator

Kathryn Harvey

Kathryn Harvey, Head, Archival and Special Collections, University of Guelph, has been the Head of Archival and Special Collections at the University of Guelph since 2009 and recently completed a term as President of the Association of Canadian Archivists (2015-2016). She holds a PhD in English from the University of Alberta (1995) and an MLIS from Dalhousie University (2005).  She has taught a wide variety of courses from English to event planning to Archives and the Digital Humanities at the University of Alberta, Mount Saint Vincent University, Dalhousie University, and the University of Guelph. Publication credits include co-editorship of the Canadian Theatre Review special issue on Archives (2013) and of the Johnson Family Treasury (Rock’s Mills P, 2015). Her most recent research investigates the development of archival management systems and digital preservation.


Janelle Jenstad, Editorial Research Collaborator

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Janelle Jenstad is Associate Professor of English at the University of Victoria and Coordinating Editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions ( She founded and directs The Map of Early Modern London ( With Jennifer Roberts-Smith and Mark Kaethler, she co-edited Shakespeare’s Language in Digital Media (Routledge). She has co-edited John Stow’s A Survey of London (1598 text) for MoEML is currently co-editing (with Stephen Wittek) The Merchant of Venice for the ISE and editing Heywood’s 2 If You Know Not Me You Know Nobody for Digital Renaissance Editions Her articles have appeared in Elizabethan Theatre, Early Modern Literary Studies, Shakespeare Bulletin, Renaissance and Reformation, and The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies. She contributed chapters to Approaches to Teaching Othello (MLA); Teaching Early Modern Literature from the Archives (MLA); Institutional Culture in Early Modern England (Brill); Shakespeare, Language, and the Stage (Arden); Performing Maternity in Early Modern England (Ashgate); New Directions in the Geohumanities (Routledge); Early Modern Studies and the Digital Turn (Iter); Making Humanities Matter (Minnesota); and Placing Names: Enriching and Integrating Gazetteers (Indiana).

Stan Ruecker, Design Research Collaborator

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Stan Ruecker is Petullo Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. His current research interests are in the areas of experience design, humanities visualization, the future of reading, and information design. He holds a PhD, MDes, MA, BA Hons, and BSc. He has supervised graduate students and led seminars on experimental interface design, organizational innovation, strategic planning, research methods, and interdisciplinary research project management. His work focuses on developing prototypes to support the hermeneutic or interpretive process. His book Visual Interface Design for Digital Cultural Heritage, co-authored by Milena Radzikowska and Stéfan Sinclair, was released in 2011 by Ashgate Press.

Mark Kaethler, TEI Editor


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Mark Kaethler teaches early English literature at Medicine Hat College and is the Assistant Project Director of mayoral shows for the Map of Early Modern London, hosted by the University of Victoria. He is the co-editor of Shakespeare’s Digital Language: Old Words, New Tools, and his work has appeared in the peer-reviewed journals Upstart and This Rough Magic.

Toby Malone, Prompt Book Editor


Toby Malone is Assistant Professor of Theatre History, Criticism, and Dramaturgy at SUNY Oswego. He is a graduate (2009) of the University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies, and spent time as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo Department of Drama and Speech Communication. He has had work published in Shakespeare Survey, Literature-Film Quarterly, Canadian Theatre Review, the Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy, as well as several forthcoming collections. He is currently text editor for the Anonymous True Tragedy of Richard the Third for the Queen’s Men’s Editions, text consultant for the Kill Shakespeare comic book series, and his book, Adapting ‘War Horse’: Cognition, the Spectator, and a Sense of Play was released by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016. Toby’s scholarship centres on dramaturgy, performance texts, adaptation theory, and Shakespeare.

Shawn DeSouza-Coelho, Promptbook Interface Designer


An alumni of the University of Waterloo (MA, English), Shawn is an independent scholar, professional theatre theorist/practitioner, and author. As Promptbook Interface Designer, he marshals his past design work on such digital humanities and mobile game projects as The Simulated Environment for Theatre, Staging Shakespeare, and Places, Please!. He is currently working on his second book, the authorized biography of former Stratford Festival stage manager Nora Polley, which seeks to provide the reader with the felt experience of such a career and will be the first of its kind upon publication (Forthcoming Spring 2018, ECW Press).

Joey Takeda, Programmer

Abbie Goulet, Digital Content Designer



Abbie Goulet brings ideas to life through digital media and excites users by surpassing expectations. She is a user experience designer with a diversified skill set in video production, user experience design, graphic design and project management. She has been a valuable member on many cross-functional teams that have created videos, video games, websites, mobile applications, and even an IoT connected bookshelf. In every new project, Abbie creates an engaging user experience. She was recognized as a top performing Canadian Tire intern for her work as a User Experience Designer, where she redesigned Canadian Tire Innovation’s brand language, edited a corporate video and designed multiple mobile application prototypes. Abbie has a Bachelor of Global Business and Digital Arts (BGBDA) from University of Waterloo, where she was awarded Dean’s Honours from 2014-2016 and the Jack Adams Memorial Scholarship for highest marks in 2016.

Priscilla Ferronato, Experience Designer

Xinyue Zhou, Interface Designer, It’s A Wicked World

Darius Hahn, Research Assistant


Darius Hahn is a student of the Theatre and Performance program at the University of Waterloo. He is involved in the Q Collaborative as a research assistant working with Dr. Jennifer Roberts-Smith on her Hermeneutobooth series of projects. Darius works professionally in theatre both locally and within the university.

Erik VanDijk, Research Assistant

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Erik Van Dijk works as a research assistant at the University of Waterloo (supervised by Dr. Jennifer Roberts-Smith). He is working toward a Master of Arts in Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance (Hons) from the University of Waterloo.

Sandy Thi, Research Assistant

Chelsea Vanoverbeke, Research Assistant

Carla Rodrigo, Research Assistant


Carla Rodrigo is a recent graduate from the University of Waterloo, with a double major in English Rhetoric & Professional Writing, and Theatre & Performance. She has worked as a communications professional in Ontario as well as British Columbia. Her interests lie in strategic communication, the role of rhetoric in the social media landscape, and participatory culture.

Glenn Stillar, Executive Video Producer

William Innes, Video Director and Editor


William Innes is a Toronto based video editor, graphic designer and photographer who’s work focuses on creative media and advertising for the arts and theatre sectors. William holds a Bachelor of Arts in Drama from the University of Waterloo. His work spans many mediums and has been featured online, in print, and on both broadcast radio and television. In addition to creative media, William has performed as an actor, improviser, singer, musician, director, and stage manager.

Andreea Hluscu, Video Producer

Andrea Zehr, Assistant Video Editor, Assistant Experience Designer