Project Mentors

Joan Gosnell, University Archivist

Joan has served as the Southern Methodist University Archivist since 2004. Using her history degree from Juniata College, her MA in history from the College of William and Mary, and her MS in Library from the University of North Texas, she organizes the university records and connects people with the materials they need. Helping students learn about history of SMU is one of her passions.

Dr. Jill Kelly, Associate Professor & Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor

She got her start in oral history as an undergraduate research assistant on a project on the history of coal mining in western Pennsylvania. She employs oral history methods as part of her research in South Africa–from her undergraduate senior thesis through her current book project on women in the 1950s. She enjoys mentoring the research assistants on Voices.

Elisa Welder McCune, Library Specialist

Elisa is a library specialist in digitization and metadata for the Norwick Center for Digital Solutions. She holds a bachelor’s in English literature from Texas A&M University, a Master’s in Book History from the University of London, and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of North Texas. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, cooking creative meals with her husband, and being a dog mom to  Rezin.