Kickstarter Initiative – ECDS Launches Three Faculty Websites to Showcase Research, Teaching, and Public Scholarship

In order to best support faculty in creating public-facing displays of scholarship, Emory Center for Digital Scholarship is excited to announce the first completed wave of our inaugural Kickstart Your Website Initiative! 

In April, ECDS solicited applications for the Kickstart Initiative to create free faculty website builds for simple, professional academic websites. This opportunity was ideal for faculty and staff members with upcoming publications, research interventions, or pedagogical findings who wanted to strengthen their digital footprint and online presence. 

In addition, the Initiative created training opportunities in web design for graduate students’ professional development. Supervised by ECDS Digital Publication Specialist Dr. Bailey Betik, graduate student trainees Noah Gounoue, Jessica Locklear, and Surbhi Shrivastava, assisted in the design, build, revision, and content migration for these three builds.


The first wave of completed sites for applicants saw three website launches across disciplines, shown below:

Tanine Allison, Film & Digital Media 


Aminah Hasan-Birdwell, Philosophy 


Elizabeth Lonsdorf & Marcela Benítez, Anthropology