Director, Humanities Institute
210 Dulles Hall
230 W. 17th Avenue
Future of the University Working Group leader
David Staley is Director of The Goldberg Center and an associate professor in the Department of History at The Ohio State University. His research interests include digital history, the philosophy of history, historical methodology, and the history and future of higher education. He has published widely (in print and electronically) on the intersection of technology and scholarship, and is the author of Computers, Visualization and History (M.E. Sharpe, 2003) and History and Future: Using Historical Thinking to Imagine the Future (Lexington Books, 2007). Among his recent publications, he is author of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) reports"Futures Thinking for Academic Librarians: Higher Education in 2025," and"Futures Thinking for Academic Librarians: Scenarios for the Future of the Book," "Futuring, Strategic Planning and Shared Awareness: An Ohio University Libraries' Case Study" inThe Journal of Academic Librarianship, and"The Changing Landscape of Higher Education," which appeared inEducause Review. In addition to his written work, he has designed and curated both online and physical exhibitions and has published numerous visual compositions in digital media. From 2003-2008, Staley was the Executive Director of the American Association for History and Computing (AAHC), and he continues to serve as lead editor for the Association's book series"History, the Humanities and New Technology." During the 2004-05 academic year, he was invited as a consultant to lead DePauw University's educational technology assessment, determining the effectiveness of DePauw's investment in technology for improving teaching and learning.