James Smith is the software architect for MITH. Before joining MITH, James was the lead digital humanities developer for the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University (TAMU). Before that, he spent almost a decade as a web developer and system administrator for the central computing services UNIX group at TAMU.
As part of the MITH team, he has a hand in developing project architectures and helping out with the day-to-day management of the MITH servers.
James received his B.S. in Mathematics and Physics in 2000 or 2001 (a long time ago). He earned his M.A. in English from TAMU as well in 2008 with a focus on creative writing. After waiting a few years with his manuscript languishing on a publisher’s desk, he decided to self-publish.
His research interests focus on narrative and enabling humanities research through computation. He is working on a wide range of projects, from statistical models of prose to MUDs to web application frameworks.
In line with his research and MITH’s work, James participates in international programs such as Interedition and DHSI.
When not working, James enjoys cooking, singing, writing, and exploring the Washington, DC, area.