Douglas Luman

Title:  Assistant Professor

Department:  Computer Science

Degrees:  M.F.A., George Mason University; B.S., Bradley University

Contact Information:
Office Location:  
Alden Hall, Room 106
Email:  dluman@allegheny.edu
Phone:  814-332-2136
Web Site:  http://www.douglasjluman.com/

Office Hours, Spring 2020
Monday:  9:00 am – 11:00 am and 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesday:  9:00 am – 11:00 am and 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursday:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday:  9:00 am – 11:00 am and 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Schedule an appointment visit http://cs.allegheny.edu/sites/dluman

 

Douglas Luman joins the Computer Science Department from a background in creative writing and composition.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre arts from Bradley University and his MFA is from George Mason University, where he was the Heritage Student Fellow for the 2017-2018 academic year.  He 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.  His MFA thesis, “Prodigy House,” was a computational investigation of an early literary algorithm (“Travesty”), in addition to other computationally-based work in literature.  He develops and maintains a platform for computationally-aided and constrained writing at http://appliedpoetics.org  His first book, The F Text was released by Inside the Castle in 2017.  He also operates and creates book art with poet Jenni B. Baker as the production director of the small press Container.