A digital humanist with a PhD from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Bryan Carter is an Associate Professor in Africana Studies. His research focuses on digital humanities, virtual environments, online teaching and learning and African American literature, with a focus on the Harlem Renaissance. He was recognized multiple times with a Professeur Invité Award from the University of Paris-Sorbonne, a highly selective awards he received most recently in 2014. In 2012, Bryan earned the International Research Development Award, which allowed him to present his research at the Immersive Education Initiative in Paris. Bryan has been an Honors College Faculty Fellow since Fall 2013, and in the Spring 2014 Bryan was awarded a $10,000 Online Education Project Award with which he developed a hybrid course in Africana Studies titled “When African Americans Came to Paris.” Bryan has seventeen years of higher education experience and is currently completing his first book, Digital Humanities: Current Perspectives, Practice and Research.