newton, michael photoMichael Newton was technical lead for the CHW (2016-17) and for the Digital Innovation Lab and Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative (2013-17).  He received a B.A. in Computer Science from the Univ. of California San Diego, and a Ph.D. in Celtic Studies from the University of Edinburgh.  In 2007 he was awarded a Digital Humanities Initiative grant from NEH to create a digital collaboratory for Celtic Studies, and he is currently working on a digital project entitled Celtic Poets of North America.  He is the lead developer for Prospect, a plugin for WordPress that enables users to collect, curate, and visualize digital humanities data.   Prospect  has been approved for use in all UNC and Duke University WordPress sites.