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Lisa Dush is an Associate Professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in professional and digital writing, many of which partner student teams with Chicago-area nonprofit organizations to produce written and digital-media deliverables. Lisa’s research—focused on how digital technologies have changed writers’ work, writing’s value, and pedagogies for teaching writing—has been published in multiple journals and edited collections. Prior to directing HumanitiesX, Lisa served as Director of Studio CHI, DePaul’s Digital Humanities center, and as Director of DePaul’s MA in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse.
Deborah Siegel-Acevedo has founded and furthered multiple initiatives at the intersection of writing, publishing, and social change. The author of two books and founder of the “public voice” coaching firm Girl Meets Voice, Inc., she received her PhD in literary studies from the University of Wisconsin. She has led The OpEd Project’s Public Voices Fellowship program for faculty and staff at DePaul and coaches the speakers for TEDxDePaulUniversity. A TEDx speaker and opinion essayist herself, Deborah’s writing has appeared in venues including The Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, andTriQuarterly.
Sergio Godinez is a junior at DePaul double majoring in American Studies and Political Science with a minor in Spanish. Before, stepping into the Student Assistant role, Sergio was a HumanitiesX Student Fellow for the 2021-22 cohort on Immigration and Migration. He is originally from Los Angeles, CA.