Sylvester Johnson, Professor and Director of the Center for Humanities
Dominique Francesca, Business Manager
Dominique Francesca is the Center for Humanities’ Business Manager and Office Administrator. A native of Minneapolis, Dominique came to Virginia Tech in 2019 after a long career in business ownership and management in the New River Valley, as well as in the Mid- and Southwest. She manages the center’s fiscal responsibilities and serves as the primary assistant to the director.
Jason Higgins, Digital Humanities and Oral History Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Jason A. Higgins is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities and Oral History. He recently earned a Ph.D. in History from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, studying Modern US/Global and African American History, and specializing in the Vietnam War, trauma, and Veterans Studies. He is the director of the Incarcerated Veterans Oral History Project and the co-editor of Service Denied: Marginalized Veterans in Modern American History (UMass Press, 2022).
Andreza Jorge, Graduate Assistant
Andreza Jorge is a Brazilian Black feminist and PhD student at ASPECT. She has worked with a variety of social projects focused on racial, gender, and sexual identity.