James E. "Jed" Dobson is Lecturer of English, Writing, and Liberal Studies at Dartmouth College. He also has an appointment as a Data Scientist in Dartmouth’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. He holds a B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, a M.A. in the Humanities from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in English with a minor in Literary Theory from Indiana University. He is the author numerous articles and book chapters on grid computing, scientific workflows, and methods for neuroimaging as well as theoretical accounts of the nineteenth-century phenomenological experience of time, early twentieth-century autobiography, the campus novel, and machine learning and the digital humanities. He has conducted research and written on major literary authors including Mark Twain, Lucy Larcom, Ambrose Bierce, and Shirley Jackson. He is presently team-teaching an edX Massive Open Online (MOOC) course on nineteenth-century American literature called “The American Renaissance” with his colleague Donald E. Pease.