Marymount professors present social justice work at Chesapeake Digital Humanities Consortium conference

Headshot photos of Dr. Matt Shadle, Dr. Tonya-Marie Howe and Dr. Donna Schaeffer


Two faculty members from Marymount University’s College of Sciences and Humanities and a faculty member from the College of Business, Innovation, Leadership and Technology are presenting at this year’s Chesapeake Digital Humanities Consortium (CDHC) conference, which is focused on the timely theme of Social Justice and Online Activism.

Dr. Tonya-Marie Howe will be sharing her work with Literature in Context as an opportunity for teaching hands-on digital literacy in the 21st century, while Dr. Matthew Shadle will be speaking on “The Option for the Poor: A Theological Contribution to Cyber Ethics.” Both Dr. Howe and Dr. Shadle will be presenting Friday, February 26.

On Thursday, February 25, Dr. Donna Schaeffer will be sharing her research on “Avoiding the Automation of Inequality: The Need for Secure and Equitable Social Nets.” 

Register for the conference for free and join by visiting the CDHC website.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Amanda French, Community Lead and Data Entry Shift Lead at The COVID Tracking Project.