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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