Dr. Carter’s experience with virtual environments began with his dissertation project on which he began work in 1997; a representation of a portion of Harlem, NY as it existed during the 1920s Jazz Age and Harlem Renaissance. This project, Virtual Harlem, was one of the earliest full virtual reality environments created for use in the humanities and certainly one of the first for use in an African American literature course. Virtual Harlem has been presented at venues in Paris, The Netherlands, Sweden, Hungary, and multiple sites in the US.  In 2004, the University of Paris IV- Sorbonne, funded the development of Virtual Montmartre. Dr. Carter was asked to be the project leader and was awarded the prestigious “Professeur Invite” from the Sorbonne to spend 6 months in Paris.

This project realized itself in the development of an interactive Web Site and a small 3D representation of the Lapin Agile, the oldest surviving cabaret in Montmartre which is still in operation. The evolution of Virtual Harlem was funded in 2006 by the National Black Programming Consortium and the Government of Norway with the development of Virtual Harlem and Virtual Montmartre in Second Life. Dr. Carter began teaching classes that met totally in Second Life in 2005 where his students have participated in role play, developed content and have collaborated with students from around the world.

In addition to these activities, Dr. Carter is very active with faculty development nationally and internationally. He has conducted workshops for faculty on Digital Humanities as well as specialized topics such as “Generational Learning Styles”, “Podcasting”, “Blogging”, “Internet Broadcasting” and Second Life. He has done summer workshops for the National Council for Teachers of English on Digital Humanities, led a workshop session for the Digital Africana Studies Conference at the University of Maryland-College Park, conducted  workshops on Technology in the Classroom at Alabama A&M, and at international venues such as Vaxjo University in Sweden and the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne.

Bryan Carter

Dr. Carter’s experience with virtual environments began with his dissertation project on which he began work in 1997; a representation of a portion of Harlem, NY as it existed during the 1920s Jazz Age and Harlem Renaissance. This project, Virtual Harlem, was one of the earliest full virtual reality environments created for use in the humanities and certainly one of the first for use in an African American literature course. Virtual Harlem has been presented at venues in Paris, The Netherlands, Sweden, Hungary, and multiple sites in the US.  In 2004, the University of Paris IV- Sorbonne, funded the development of Virtual Montmartre. Dr. Carter was asked to be the project leader and was awarded the prestigious “Professeur Invite” from the Sorbonne to spend 6 months in Paris.

This project realized itself in the development of an interactive Web Site and a small 3D representation of the Lapin Agile, the oldest surviving cabaret in Montmartre which is still in operation. The evolution of Virtual Harlem was funded in 2006 by the National Black Programming Consortium and the Government of Norway with the development of Virtual Harlem and Virtual Montmartre in Second Life. Dr. Carter began teaching classes that met totally in Second Life in 2005 where his students have participated in role play, developed content and have collaborated with students from around the world.

In addition to these activities, Dr. Carter is very active with faculty development nationally and internationally. He has conducted workshops for faculty on Digital Humanities as well as specialized topics such as “Generational Learning Styles”, “Podcasting”, “Blogging”, “Internet Broadcasting” and Second Life. He has done summer workshops for the National Council for Teachers of English on Digital Humanities, led a workshop session for the Digital Africana Studies Conference at the University of Maryland-College Park, conducted  workshops on Technology in the Classroom at Alabama A&M, and at international venues such as Vaxjo University in Sweden and the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne.

Dr. Mahmoud Azaz

Dr. Mahmoud Azaz

Associate Professor - School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies, University of Arizona.

Project – CUES on Foreign Language Pedagogy.

Dr. Jonathan Crisman

Dr. Jonathan Crisman

Assistant Professor - Public & Applied Humanities, University of Arizona.

Project – ACLS Photogrammetry (ethniCITY).

Gaidi Finnie

Gaidi Finnie

Executive Director - San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art.

Project – Experiencing the Freedom Rides: A Digital Narrative.

Project – Experiencing the Tuskegee University Legacy Museum: A Virtual Tour.

Dr. Kim Gallon

Dr. Kim Gallon

Associate Professor - Department of History, Purdue University.

Project: Stayed and Stolen – Enhancing the Humanities Through Innovation.

Dr. Jennie Gubner

Dr. Jennie Gubner

Assistant Professor - School of Music, University of Arizona.

Project – Alzheimer Creative Aging in Tucson.

Amy Hartman-Gordon

Amy Hartman-Gordon

Executive Director - Presidio San Agustin Del Tucson Museum.

Project – Advancing the Presidio.

Porfirio Gutiérrez

Porfirio Gutiérrez

Master Textile Artist.

Project – Arizona State History Museum: Wrapped in Color,  Legacies of the Mexican Sarape. 

Dr. Janine Hinton

Dr. Janine Hinton

Associate Clinical Professor - College of Nursing, University of Arizona.

Project – Simulated Clinical Time Travel and Augmented Intelligence to Prevent and Manage Patient Deterioration.

Project –  Intelligent Simulation Environment (ISE).

Dr. Annette Kim

Dr. Annette Kim

Associate Professor - Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis, University of Southern California (USC).

Project – ACLS Photogrammetry (ethniCITY). 

Dr. Sonja Lanehart

Dr. Sonja Lanehart

Associate Professor - College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Arizona.

Project – ACLS Photogrammetry (ethniCITY).

Project – Anti-Racism XR Studio-Provost Challenge RI.

Dr. Jacqueline Maximillion

Dr. Jacqueline Maximillion

Associate Professor of Practice - Department of Environmental Science, University of Arizona.

Project –

Tyler Meier

Tyler Meier

Executive Director - Poetry Center, University of Arizona.

Project – Late Diagnosis Starting with a Tweet Animation. 

david turpie

david turpie

Project – Buffalo Soldiers in Arizona. 

Dr. Omar Youssef

Dr. Omar Youssef

Senior Lecturer - College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture, University of Arizona.

Project – Labyrinth Virtual Reality Project. 

Joseph Farbrook

Joseph Farbrook

Associate Professor - School of Art, University of Arizona.

Project – Anti-Racism XR Studio-Provost Challenge RI.

Cynthia Stokes

Cynthia Stokes

Assistant Professor - School of Music, University of Arizona.

Project – Anti-Racism XR Studio-Provost Challenge RI.

Jon Kevan

Jon Kevan

Instructional Designer - UCATT, University of Arizona.

Project – UArizona Health Sciences Global & Online Experiencing Age Bias. 

Lisa Falk

Lisa Falk

Head of Community Engagement - Arizona State History Museum, University of Arizona.

Project – Pottery. 

Dr. Michael Engs

Dr. Michael Engs

Cultural Historian.

Project – Arizona Heritage Tours Black Presence in Southwest (Dunbar).

Shawn Burrage

Shawn Burrage

Shawn, from Anamosa, IA is a Master’s student studying Journalism in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, School of Journalism with specialties in Global Media and Science and Environmental Journalism. He is involved in the Center’s web development processes, and enjoys writing and drawing in his free time.

Duo bao

Duo bao

From Inner Mongolia, China, Duo is a Master’s student studying Information Science in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Information with a minor in Studio Art. He is involved in the Alzheimer Creative Aging in Tucson Project, and enjoys taking photos and cooking in his free time. 

Temidayo Omotinugbon

Temidayo Omotinugbon

Temi, from Ibadan, Nigeria is a Master’s Student studying Management Information Systems in the Eller College of Management. He participates in the ACLS Photogrammetry Project, and enjoys listening to music and reading in his free time.

Olivia Richardson

Olivia Richardson

Olivia, from Woodbridge, VA is a Master’s student studying Studio Art in the College of Fine Arts, School of Arts, with a certificate in Museum Studies. She is involved in the Buffalo Soldier Arizona State Historical Society Museum Project and the Facebook Avatars Project. 

ZHIYU (GABBY) WEN

ZHIYU (GABBY) WEN

Gabby, from China is a Ph.D. student majoring in Applied Intercultural Arts Research in the Graduate College/GDIP, with an Independent Minor focussing on Aging. She is involved in the Youth Impact Program Project, and enjoys going to museums, galleries and hiking in her free time.

SEMORIA MOSELY

SEMORIA MOSELY

Semoria, from Columbia, SC is a Master’s student majoring in Photography, Video and Imaging in the College of Fine Arts, School or Art. She enjoys singing and diving into mysticism in her free time.

jennifer abarca

jennifer abarca

Jennifer, from Phoenix, AZ is a Junior studying Studio Art and Extended Media in the College of Arts, School of Art, with minors in Journalism and Spanish. She is involved in the Environmental Science VR Experience Project and the Arizona Heritage Tours – Black Presence in Southwest (Dunbar) Project.

Eric Abrams

Eric Abrams

Eric, from Scottsdale, AZ is a Senior studying Game Design and Development in the College of Social and Behavorial Sciences, with a minor in Mathematics. He is involved in the Buffalo Soldiers Project, and enjoys crocheting, playing video games and reading in his free time.

elijah acuna

elijah acuna

Elijah, from Menifee, CA is a Senior studying Information Science, Technology and Arts in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Information with a minor in Computer Science. He is involved in the Arizona State History Museum Pottery Project, and enjoys listening to music, specifically underground rap. 

EARNEST WALKER

EARNEST WALKER

JOSHUA TORNQUIST

JOSHUA TORNQUIST

Amber Coleman

Amber Coleman

From Columbus, GA, Amber is a Ph.D. candidate studying Art and Visual Culture Education in the College of Fine Arts, School of Arts, with a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies. She is involved in the Dunbar School Project and the Buffalo Soldiers Project. 

malaika denis

malaika denis

Malaika, from San Antonio, TX is a Junior majoring in Architecture in the College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture, with a minor in French. She is involved in the Jacksonville Urban League Project, and the Buffalo Soldier Arizona State Historical Society Museum Project. In her free time, she enjoys roller skating and sewing. 

Nettie gastelum

Nettie gastelum

Nettie, from Casa Grande, AZ is a Senior majoring in Illustration, Design and Animation in the College of Fine Arts, School of Arts. She is involved in the Freedom Riders Project and enjoys gaming in her free time. 

Myles gordon

Myles gordon

Myles, from Chandler, AZ is a Senior majoring in Film and Television in the College of Fine Arts, School of Theater, Film and Television. He is involved in the AntiRacism XR Studio-Provost’s Challenge RII Project, the Advancing the Presidio Project, the Arizona Heritage Tours – Black Presence in Southwest (Dunbar) Project and the Dunbar Pavillion Digital Storytelling Project. In his free time he enjoys watching movies and sports, reading and working out.

Akli Amrous

Akli Amrous

Keyania Campbell

Keyania Campbell

Keyania, from Dallas, TX is a Master’s student studying Applied Intercultural Arts Research in the Graduate College/GDIP with a specialty in Information.  She enjoys playing music and narrative video games in her free time.

Catherine Elliott

Catherine Elliott

NATE TEKU

NATE TEKU

minh le

minh le

Minh, from Tucson, AZ is a Sophomore studying Computer Science in the College of Science. He is involved in the Discovering Community in the Borderlands Project, and enjoys swimming and hiking in his free time.
daniel leon

daniel leon

Daniel, from Tucson, AZ is a Junior studying Computer Science and Data Science in the College of Science, with a minor in Spanish. He is involved in the Discovering Community in the Borderlands Project. In his free time, he enjoys writing, and playing soccer. 

hamad marhoon

hamad marhoon

Hamad, from Bahrain is a Junior studying Computer Science in the College of Science. He is involved in the Discovering Community in the Borderlands Project and the Alzheimer Creative Aging in Tucson Project. In his free time he likes reading, writing and listening to music. 

amelia matheson

amelia matheson

Amelia, from Montego Bay, Jamaica is a Sophomore studying Computer Science in the College of Science and Chinese Language in the College of Humanities. She is involved in the Discovering Community in the Borderlands Project, and enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and reading in her free time.

Alyssa Yanez

Alyssa Yanez

Alyssa, from Tucson, AZ is a Senior studying Computer Science in the College of Science. She enjoys making YouTube videos and singing.

TAYVIEN WILLIAMS

TAYVIEN WILLIAMS

ishika patel

ishika patel

Ishika, from Tucson, AZ is a Junior studying Computer Science in the College of Science, with a minor in Physiology. She is involved in many campus activities, including Alpha Epsilon Delta and volunteering for MexZona Med. She participates in the CUES 1 and CUES 2 Projects, and enjoys heavy lifting and spending time with her family.

COSMo ZAPPELLINI

COSMo ZAPPELLINI

Tucson, AZ native Cosmo is a Sophomore studying Film and Television in the College of Fine Arts, School of Theater, Film and Television, with a minor in Anthropology. He serves as a videographer for the Tai Chi VR Experience Project and the Environmental Science VR Experience Project. In his free time, he enjoys playing the drums in his band. 

ADAM SUTHERLAND

ADAM SUTHERLAND

Tucson, AZ native Adam is a Senior studying Management Information Systems in the Eller College of Management. He is involved in the Tai Chi VR Experience Project, and enjoys backpacking and scuba diving when he can. Adam is also a member of the university’s Symphonic Band and ESports Team.

daniel shevelev

daniel shevelev

Daniel, from Tucson, AZ is a Senior studying Computer Science and Data Science in the College of Science. He is involved in the CUES 1 and CUES 2 Projects, and enjoys playing chess in his free time.  

Beverly Perez

Beverly Perez

Beverly, from Salinas, CA is a Senior studying Information Science and Technology in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Information with minors in Computer Science and Mexican American Culture. . She is involved in the Buffalo Soldier Arizona State Historical Society Museum Project and enjoys video games, VR and making earrings.