Joe Woods
Editor for the digital publishing landscape


Multimedia digitization and digital preservation.

Full-stack web developer; deployed projects in HTML, CSS, JS (& multiple frameworks), PHP, SQL, XML, & Python.

Adobe CC: Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, Acrobat Pro, & Illustrator.

Comprehensive knowledge of Chicago and AP style.

Professional working proficiency in French.


VCU Libraries / Digital Specialist
January 2016–present. Richmond, Virginia.
Managing digitization unit. Actuating digital repository and open access initiatives. Supervising & hiring work study employees. / Managing Editor
August 2016–present. Richmond, Virginia.
Managing and supervising all elements of production. Editorial duties. Migrated 15 years of content to Drupal.

Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts / Lead Developer
August 2013–December 2015. Richmond, Virginia.
Also Lead Pagebuilder and Associate Editor. Managing team of interns to deploy journal content. Developing unique presentations for specialised materials. Database management in SQL and Python.

VCU Cabell Library Department of Preservation and Inventory Management / Graduate Intern August 2015–December 2015.

Front Porch Commons / Designer, Developer, and Editorial Board Member March 2015–January 2016.

Bowe House Press / Graduate Intern December 2014–May 2015.

Youth Digital / Lead Teacher April 2015–August 2015.

Championship Chess / Chess Coach February 2014–September 2014.

VCU RamBikes / Bike Ambassador August 2013–May 2014.


Virginia Commonwealth University / M.A.-Research, English
August 2014–May 2016, Richmond, Virginia.
Graduate Teaching Assistant for ENGL 215, Textual Analysis. Focus in digital publishing. Thesis, “The Entertainment is Terrorism: The Subversive Politics of Doing Anything at All” dir. Dr. Jennifer Rhee, Dr. Les Harrison, Kathleen Graber.

Virginia Commonwealth University / B.A., English
August 2010—May 2014, Richmond, Virginia.
Magna cum laude. Minor in French. 4.0 in-major GPA. Presented “The Philosophy and Politics of Doctor Who,” Rationality, Spirituality and Mortality, Davis & Elkins College, April 2011.

Awards & Service

Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Virginia Commonwealth University

English Department Student Technology Committee Representative

Peer Review Committee of R. Dale Smith

Founding member & Co-organizer of PyRVA, a Python user group