Title: Assistant Professor.
Department: Computer and Information Science
Degrees: M.F.A., George Mason University; B.S., Bradley University
Office Location: Alden Hall, Room 112
Web Site: https://www.douglasjluman.com/
Office Hours – Fall 2023
Douglas Luman joins the Computer Science Department with a background in creative writing and composition. They earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre arts from Bradley University and their MFA is from George Mason University, where they were the Heritage Student Fellow for the 2017-2018 academic year. They taught in the University Writing Program at George Washington University from 2018-2019.
Douglas’ work asks questions grounded in the humanities, considering questions of responsibility and intention, often summarized in the perennial lesson that because code can do something doesn’t necessarily mean in should. Their MFA thesis, “Prodigy House,” was a computational investigation of an early literary algorithm (“Travesty”), in addition to other computationally-based work in literature. They develop and maintain a platform for computationally-aided and constrained writing at https://appliedpoetics.org Their first book, The F Text was released by Inside the Castle in 2017. They also operate and create book art with poet Jenni B. Baker as the production director of the small press Container.