Steven Jones is DeBartolo Chair in Liberal Arts and Professor of English and Digital Humanities. Before coming to USF in 2016 he was Distinguished Visiting Professor at CUNY Grad Center in New York, 2014-2015, and taught at Loyola University Chicago for 28 years, where he was Founding Co-Director of the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities. He's the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Keats-Shelley Association of America (2013), Editor of the Keats-Shelley Journal (1993-2004), Vice President of the Keats-Shelley Association of America (2004-2013), founding board member of NINES (the Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship), and co-creator and General Editor of the Romantic Circles Website (1996-2019).
He has taught and conducted research in Romantic-period literature, textual studies, media studies, and digital humanities, and is author of numerous essays and books, including, with co-author George K. Thiruvathukal, Codename Revolution: The Nintendo Wii Platform, Platform Studies series (MIT Press, 2012), The Emergence of the Digital Humanities (Routledge, 2014), Roberto Busa, S.J. and the Emergence of Humanities Computing (Routledge, 2016), and Cell Tower, Object Lessons series (Bloomsbury, 2020). He was Principal Investigator on the 3D-modeling and archiving project, “Reconstructing the First Humanities Computing Center,” supported by a Level II Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from the NEH (2017-2019).