Staff

David Arjanik, Programmer/Analyst, joined DLTS in September 2015. Previously, he was in NYU's Global Learning and Innovation group, where he provided development and technical support for course-related educational applications and websites. Prior to joining NYU, David served in a variety of capacities at Columbia, including several stints with Columbia Libraries. David is also a world traveler and has volunteered in refugee camps across the globe. David works on all aspects of DLTS's infrastructure, from preservation repository to publication environments.

Juelle Chichester-Clyne became DLTS's Digital Imaging Specialist in June 2019, after working for DLTS as a student for several months as a quality control technician. Juelle is responsible for managing the Arabic Collections Online imaging and QC process. She graduated from NYU's Tandon School of Engineering in May 2018.

Jonathan Greenberg, Digital Scholarly Publishing Specialist, joined DLTS in April 2018. Working in both DLTS and NYU Press, Jonathan holds a central editorial, advisory, coordinating and liaison role for enabling the publication of online scholarly content, as well as advising faculty on a range of scholarly communication options and questions. He also manages the editorial process for digital projects developed by NYU Press. Prior to joining NYU, Jonathan spent many years at RILM, the music bibliography and abstracts publisher.

Laura Henze, Interface Designer, works on all aspects of site design and front-end development. Laura holds an MPS from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications program and she has held a variety of positions in U/X design and development, from commercial institutions to nonprofits. Prior to joining NYU in late 2013, Laura held positions at CUNY and at Columbia's Center for Digital Research and Scholarship and taught courses at The College of Westchester.

Carol Kassel, Senior Manager of Digital Library Infrastructure, has been working on publishing, technology, and digital libraries for over 20 years. She has been at NYU since 2012, leading a team of developers and project managers in building infrastructure and workflows to support the preservation and publication of scholarly digital materials. Prior to NYU, Carol spent 11 years at Columbia University, working on digital libraries and collaboration systems.

Loren Koenig, Research Data Repository Administrator, supports NYU's effort to provide seamless transitions for research data as it moves through the lifecycle. To this end, Loren is the technical lead for the Research Workspace service, which provides mountable storage for researchers to work on their data collaboratively. Prior to working at Washington Square, Loren was a member of the HPC team at NYU Langone, and has also been an elected member of the Wikimedia New York City board of directors since 2017.

Don Mennerich joined DLTS in January 2014 as a Digital Archivist, working primarily with forensic tools and their relationship to managing born-digital archives. Prior to working at NYU, he held positions at The New York Public Library, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and Yale University Library. Don holds an MS in Information Systems from Pace University and an MLS from Simmons College.

David Millman, Associate Dean of Digital Library Technology Services, has been at NYU since 2008. He previously held several roles at Columbia University, most recently as Senior Director of Research, Teaching and Learning Technologies in the central IT unit. He was Managing Director of Technology for Columbia's distance learning initiative, Digital Knowledge Ventures, and was the technology director for EPIC, the Electronic Publishing Initiative at Columbia. Millman has developed and managed Internet-based services since the 1980's, including reference book databases, art museum collections and scholarly publications.

Alberto Ortiz Flores, Programmer/Analyst - Interface Designer, builds web interfaces for digital collections, academically-oriented social networking applications, and other tools. He brings expertise in Javascript frameworks and Drupal to help build environments that are scalable and sustainable. He has a degree in Business Administration, Marketing Management from University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.

Ekaterina Pechekhonova joined DLTS in 2004 as a Programmer/Analyst, became a Senior Programmer/Analyst in 2014, and transitioned to Senior DevOps Engineer in December 2019. In this role, Kate is responsible for DLTS's infrastructure, including our roadmap, architectural decision-making, and workflows. Kate has participated in establishing the Faculty Digital Repository (FDA), worked on various aspects of the preservation repository, and assisted in creating and maintaining various digital collections including Afghanistan Digital Library. She has also been involved in the setup and ongoing development of our audio/video streaming environment.

Joseph Pawletko, Senior Programmer/Analyst, works on digital infrastructure, content processing, and preservation. Joseph holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and an MS in Computer Science from NYU.

Rasan Rasch is a Programmer/Analyst whose work for DLTS has touched every aspect of our infrastructure. He has built DLTS's transcoding infrastructure for audio and video, worked on preservation of digital content, and spearheaded the publication of digital content from images to books to audio and video.

Winter Scarlett, Project Manager, provides oversight for all day-to-day activities for the Mellon-funded project Enhancing Services to Preserve New Forms of Scholarship. These include orchestrating the transfer of different types of content from publication providers to preservation service organizations, scheduling the content-transfer cycles, and coordinating guideline documentation. Winter has worked as a project manager at the CUNY Workforce Institute and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. Winter has an impressive, user-focused perspective on project management, and experience in web design and digitization.

Michael Stasiak joined DLTS in 2013 as a Digital Imaging Specialist and became our Digital Content Manager in late 2018. With his special knowledge of digital photography and digital preservation practices, Michael oversees DLTS's digitization lab and ensures the quality of the digital images we create. Michael attended NYU as an undergraduate, earning a bachelor's degree in English and Journalism. Before joining DLTS, he wrote and edited stories for the now-defunct PRINT Magazine, and spent two years on the road as touring musician in several rock 'n' roll bands.

Eric Stedfeld is a Project Manager/Systems Analyst, and has been engaged in Digital Library work for over twenty years. Eric holds a master's degree in Computer Science from NYU, as well as the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute. Eric’s primary responsibilities include process and standards development and methodologies, managing archival collection projects, and collection assessment and analytics.

Claudia Suleiman joined NYU in 2012 as Project Manager in charge of the Arabic Collections Online project. She brings over 20 years of experience in project management, information technology, and finance. Most recently, Claudia worked at AT&T, where she managed software development projects that included consolidated billing, marketing data analysis, and calling card provisioning. She is fluent in English, French, and Arabic.

Deb Verhoff joined DLTS as a Project Manager in December 2017 and became our Digital Collections Manager in summer 2018. She has experience designing research services for diverse communities and recently completed a digital library initiative for The Watermill Center which brings together art objects, a book collection and a performance archive. Previously, she served as head librarian for the Art Institute of Boston and has worked for several institutions on technology and design projects. Deb holds a Masters in Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and a Masters in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.

Derrick Xu, DevOps Engineer, joined DLTS in October 2018. His responsibilities include server configurations, deployments, system architecture, and more. His previous experience includes 8 years at App Partner, where he worked on such tasks as deploying and maintaining architectures on AWS, performing sysadmin duties on over 100 Linux servers, and overseeing continuous integration pipelines. Prior to App Partner, Derrick worked as a research scientist for New England Bio Labs.