Jeffrey P. Emanuel is Associate Director of Academic Technology and co-founder of the Digital Scholarship Support Group. In his Academic Technology role, Jeff leads a team responsible for developing and supporting the implementation of digital tools and approaches to teaching, learning, and research in Harvard’s largest school, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Jeff’s particular areas of academic interest are the humanities and the social and archaeological sciences, and the integration of digital teaching and research methods into these fields. He also holds an appointment as CHS Fellow in Aegean Archaeology and Prehistory at Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies, and continues to publish on naval warfare, the development of maritime technology, and related topics, with a focus on the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean during the Late Bronze/Early Iron Age transition (publications and papers can be found at scholar.harvard.edu/emanuel).
Jeff previously served as a founding member of HarvardX, a presidential initiative in digital teaching, learning, and research at Harvard led by the office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning. As the organization’s inaugural HarvardX Fellow, and then as one of its two inaugural Senior Fellows, Jeff led in the design and development of online learning experiences and in the support of faculty innovation through the integration of technology into teaching, learning, and research.
Prior to coming to Harvard, where he conducted his graduate study in Social and Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology, Jeff studied Classical Archaeology at the University of Georgia, where he also served as a leadership fellow with the university’s Center for International Trade and Security. He is also a special operations veteran of the U.S. Air Force.