Noah Jackson Team Leader
A business and marketing major, Noah is the team leader on the Digital PV Panther Project who spearheads our publicity and marketing campaign. He also works with Miguell Caesar and Sheena Wilson to facilitate the archival processing of the Cooperative Extension & Home Demonstration Collection. Noah was also central to our efforts to accession hundreds of analog video tapes of PVAMU sports teams.
Lindsay Boknight Team Leader
A senior majoring in chemistry and minoring in journalism. Lindsay is a team leader on the Digital PV Panther Project. She works with Miguell Caesar and Sheena Wilson to facilitate the archival processing of the Cooperative Extension & Home Demonstration Collection. Stepping aside from her focus on research and science, she shares her profound love and respect for PVAMU with her colleagues and serves as the managerial heart of the project.
- Dr. DeWayne Moore is the Principal Investigator as well as Assistant Professor of U.S. and Public History at PVAMU. He has worked as a digital media strategist and curated digital exhibitions in various platforms, such as Wordpress, ContentDM, and Omeka. As the executive director of the Mt. Zion Memorial Fund, a Mississippi non-profit dedicated to historic preservation, he has organized several community-engaged research and participatory memorialization projects. He has published peer-reviewed articles in the The Public Historian and UNC-Chapel Hill’s Southern Cultures journal, and he recently published five essays in an edited volume for the University Press of Mississippi. For more information, please visit his website or his bepress page in the John B. Coleman Library.
- Phyllis Earles is a Co-Principal Investigator for the Digital PV Panther Project and the University Archivist at PVAMU. After earning a BA in Art Education at Grambling State University and an MLIS at the University of Michigan, Earles worked as a reference librarian at Houston Community College before accepting her current position as the official steward of PVAMU history in 2001.
- Miguell Ceasar is the Manager & Lead Archivist at the African American Library at the Gregory School in Houston, TX. He has led and assisted in research, acquisition, preservation, and digitization efforts for state and national archival materials for the past six years. He graduated PVAMU with a BS in Business Administration and a Masters of Community Development. He also holds an MLIS from Texas Woman’s University; he has over 12 years of experience in the library & archival field.
- Sheena Wilson is the processing archivist at the African American Library at The Gregory School in Houston, Texas. She oversees the acquisition, preservation, processing, and arrangement of its archival collections. A two-time HBCU graduate, she received a BA in History from Grambling State University as well as a Master’s in History from Texas Southern University. She also holds an MLIS from the University of North Texas.
- Lisa Stafford is the Special Collections Librarian at PVAMU. After earning her BA in English and her MLIS with an endorsement of specialization in Legal Informatics from the University of Texas at Austin, Lisa developed her expertise in legal, corporate, and education environments before bringing more than thirty years of experience “back home” to PVAMU. She is a member of the Society of American Archivists, and she serves as the acting chair of Prairie View, TX Cultural Heritage Commission.
- Henry Koshy is a Scholarly Communication Librarian at Prairie View A & M University (PVAMU). He holds an MLIS (Master in Library Science) from Texas Women’s University. Though he briefly worked in labor law, Koshy later worked in software and hardware sales and support. Finding his passion as a media specialist, he provides leadership for the Scholarly Communication Program, which includes institutional repository services, copyright and author rights’ education, digital publishing services, open access publication, and open education resources.
- Musa Olaka is the director of John B. Coleman Library at Prairie View A&M University, and this project is the largest of several collaborative efforts to realize his vision for the university archives. Due to his guidance and vast experience in the realm of external funding, the Digital PV Panther Project acquired the human and other resources needed to disseminate our collections broadly and eliminate the silences about the lived experience of African Americans.
- Karl Henson is the assistant director of John B. Coleman Library at Prairie View A&M University, and this project developed out of his prior experiences with grants for digital preservation. The success of the Digital PV Panther Project is due in no small part to his guidance and availability on a range of issues about our headquarters.