The Digital Liberal Arts (DLA) exploration  at Colorado College and this website were founded through a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand faculty-student collaboration in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences. Over the past three years, several working teams of faculty, staff, and student researchers have undertaken projects in the digital liberal arts. In addition, several Colorado College faculty and staff have developed pedagogical initiatives that have expanded the use of digital tools in the classroom, including four courses based in the digital liberal arts.

Currently, DLA at CC is supported by an ever-growing collaborative of faculty, staff, and students who work to incorporate digital tools into research, teaching, and learning. Central to this collaborative is the Digital Liberal Arts Working Group, which consists of faculty, staff, and students, and meets once a block to discuss ongoing digital projects and to further the DLA initiative at Colorado College. 

If you are interested in joining the Digital Liberal Arts Working Group or want to learn more about DLA at Colorado College, please contact Jane Murphy (


Faculty & Staff

Dr. Jane Murphy

Director | Crown Faculty Center
Associate Professor | History

Jane Murphy is the Director of the Crown Faculty Center and Associate Professor of History. Her research and teaching is primarily focused on Middle Eastern history from the rise of Islam to the present and topics in the history of European and Islamic science. Professor Murphy is currently building a relational database that explores scholarly relations in the 18th century Islamic world.

Dr. Jennifer Golightly

Academic Application Specialist | ITS

Jennifer Golightly is the Academic Application Specialist on the ITS Educational Solutions team. She has over twenty years of teaching and course development experience in higher education. She is also a scholar of 18th century literature (1660-1814), including fiction, drama, poetry; feminist and gender studies; cultural historicism; and cultural history.

Michael Sorensen

Digital Liberal Arts Intern | Crown Faculty Center

Michael Sorensen graduated from Colorado College in 2017 with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in history. As the Digital Liberal Arts intern, he assists in various digital projects, develops DLA resources, and furthers the DLA initiative at Colorado College.


Darryl Filmore

Major: Comp Science

Past Students

Keenan Wright (’19)

Sarah Reeve (’18)

Caleigh Cassidy (’18)

Rishi Ling (’18)

K’lah Yamada (’17)

Siena Faughn (’16)


Technical & Research Support

Matt Gottfried

Director of Educational Solutions | ITS

Matt Cooney

GIS Technical Director | ITS

Weston Taylor

Emerging Technologies Instructor | ITS

Shelley Harper

Head of Library Instruction