Patrick holds a PhD in medieval literature from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. After contingent faculty roles at the University of Mary Washington and the University of Richmond, he became an Instructional Technology Specialist at the University of Mary Washington. There, he began his journey into digital humanities and coding. He now works on various projects, mostly Omeka-related, and manages the Omeka development team at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media.
When disciplines collide, as they do throughout digital humanities, the various practitioners mutually benefit from the different knowledge and skill sets that others bring to our collaborations. But there is also an inevitable gap between how different individuals working in different areas understand their various tools and techniques, and in how they understand their own thought processes.