Center for Digital Learning at SUNY Geneseo

Paul Schacht

CDL Director

Paul Schacht

Paul Schacht is Professor of English at SUNY Geneseo and director of the SUNY Geneseo Center for Digital Learning. Since 2010, he has also been director of Digital Thoreau, a collaborative digital humanities initiative that promotes public engagement with the works of Henry David Thoreau through a digital scholarly edition of Walden, a social network for annotating Thoreau’s works collaboratively, and a student-maintained archival project on the life and works of the late Thoreau scholar and SUNY Geneseo Distinguished Professor of English Walter Harding. A member of the SUNY Geneseo faculty since 1985, Paul has published on digital humanities pedagogy and on 19th-century British and American literature. His recent publications include the co-authored essay “Encountering Walden in Scholarly Editing, and “Annotation” in Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities, a curated collection of reusable resources for teaching and research published by the Modern Language Association of America. He earned a PhD in English and American Literature from Stanford University (1984) and an AB in English from the University of Michigan (1976).

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