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Academic Digital Initiatives

ADI’s mission is to:

  • Create and maintain connections across potential expertise in LITS in support of teaching,learning, research, and scholarship. 
  • Serve as an incubator for experimental projects (radical innovation) that lead to innovative practices and outcomes.

ADI is the initial consultation and vetting process for teaching, learning, research and scholarship requests that cannot be accommodated through standard services. Requests coming through ADI’s consulting process allows fuller scoping and connection of potential expertise to project needs. ADI creates and maintains connections across curricular, research & scholarship goals.  ADI manages connections and innovation through the ability to request expertise from anyone in LITS for solutions/support.

LITS has consolidated existing expertise and resources better to support academic digital initiatives, an important component of the strategic plan. This new arrangement makes it simpler for faculty and students to get started on their digital projects.  We have centrally coordinated services, improved opportunities for collaboration, and expanded the possibilities for support.

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Digital innovation is a core component of transformative pedagogy and scholarly production at Hamilton. LITS Academic Digital Initiatives (ADI) processes expand support across all disciplines for teaching, learning, research, and scholarship. We do so by pulling expertise from across units to form teams that work with faculty and students to address multifaceted project goals.

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Transformative pedagogy often requires experimentation and resources. LITS Academic Digital Initiatives works with faculty to scope and develop teaching and learning goals. Whether your goal is to begin exploring, integrate a new component, completely redesign a course, or manage iterative course collections, we will support your ideas and partner with you to seek outcomes that meet your goals.

Experiencing Empathy Course Interview at YAYA's NOLA


Scholarly production in the digital world runs the gamut from capturing, analyzing, and visualizing data to communicating findings with rich media, and contextualizing both data and scholarly interpretations in a web presence. We work with faculty and students to support every aspect of scholarly production including consulting on data management and grant proposals to support long term research agendas.

Lisa McFall & Nhora Serrano ADI

People & Resources

Lets us know how we might help you? Lisa McFall and Nhora Luci´a Serrano are the consulting team leaders who will get your project started. Janet Oppedisano, LITS Director of Academic Digital initiatives, will coordinate resources for your project from across LITS.


Lisa McFall

Lisa McFall

Associate Director, Metadata and Digital Initiatives
lmcfall@hamilton.edu 315-859-4788

Lisa works to connect the Hamilton Community with the digital collections and digital resources needed for them to succeed in their academic pursuits. She works to provide direction for LITS’s digital collections from start to finish, including managing the workflow of materials, setting the metadata schema, and prioritizing the collections for digitization and mounting to the repository. Lisa also works to provide campus metadata support, teaching class sessions on metadata as requested, supporting initiatives on campus that have a metadata component, and fulfilling individual faculty and student metadata needs as they arise.

Janet Oppedisano

Janet Oppedisano

Director, LITS Academic Digital Initiatives (ADI)
jsimons@hamilton.edu 315-859-4424

Janet seeks to develop a collaborative community in which creativity, technology, and innovation lead to new methods of research, learning, and publication. This includes strategic planning in the use of technology, collaboration on grant proposals and budgets, coordination and communication across all LITS Academic Digital Initiative projects. She is a co-founder of the Islandora Collaboration Group developing sustainable digital scholarship infrastructure and co-founder of the Institute for Liberal Arts Scholarship (ILiADS.org) creating models for support of digital humanities projects at liberal arts institutions. Janet has over eighteen years experience in higher education learning design, digital humanities, media scholarship, and models for digital scholarship. She has co-authored articles in the Journal of Political Science Education, Educause Quarterly, and Collaborations in Liberal Arts Colleges in Support of Digital Humanities. Janet holds an M.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Nhora Lucía Serrano

Nhora Lucía Serrano

Associate Director for Digital Learning & Research
nserrano@hamilton.edu 315-859-4493

Originally from Colombia, Dr. Nhora Lucía Serrano is a trained Early Modern Comparative Literature scholar whose areas of focus include: Technology Enhanced Learning & Educational Innovation, Digital Humanities, History of Book History/Print Culture, Visual Studies (Graphic Narratives and Editorial Cartoons & Comics), Latin America/Latinx, and Medieval And Renaissance Studies.

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Contact Information

Research & Instructional Design Staff

315-859-4735 askus@hamilton.edu

Digital Hamilton

The creativity and inventiveness of Hamilton faculty and students know no bounds. Their passion makes possible our promotion of excellence in digital pedagogy and research across the curriculum.

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Vice President for Libraries and Information Technology & Vice President for Academic Affairs

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