[ Education ]

Master of Archival Studies (2016-2018) | University of British Columbia

Certificate in Web Design (2008-2010) | Mohawk College Continuing Education

Master of Arts in Cultural Studies and Critical Theory (2007-2008) | McMaster University

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts (1999-2003) | University of Windsor


[ (Selected) Work Experience ]

Digital Scholarship and Archiving Librarian (2019-present) | University of Windsor

Reference and Instructional Librarian (2018-2019) | Vancouver Island University

Archives and Reference Assistant (2017-2018) | Rare Books and Special Collections, University of British Columbia

Research Assistant (2017-2018) | Dr. Jennifer Douglas, School of Library, Archival and Information studies (SLAIS), University of British Columbia

Research Assistant (2017) | InterPARES, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS), University of British Columbia

Metadata Assistant (2017) | UBC Library Digital Initatives, University of British Columbia

Graduate Academic Assistant (2016-2017) | UBC Library Copyright Office, University of British Columbia

Instructional Designer, Educational Technologies (2011-2016) | McMaster University

Instructional Assistant, Educational Technologies (2009-2011) | McMaster University

Instructional Assistant, Communication Studies and Multimedia (2008-2009) | McMaster University

Teaching Assistant, English and Cultural Studies (2007-2009) | McMaster University

Community Artist-Facilitator (2006-2008) | Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

Visitor Services Assistant (2005-2007) | Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery


[ Publications ]

2019

Douglas, J., A. Alisauskas & D. Mordell. "'Treat Them with the Reverence of Archivists': Records Work, Grief Work, and Relationship Work in the Archives" Archivaria 88: 84-120.

Mordell, D. "Critical Questions for Archives as (Big) Data" Archivaria 87: 140-61.

Mordell, D. "Christopher A. (Cal) Lee (1973-)" In Encyclopedia of Archival Writers, 1515-2015, edited by Luciana Duranti and Patricia C. Franks, 341-344. Rowman & Littlefield.


[ Teaching ]

2018

'See Through' Archives: Opening Your Archives with Visual Analytics and the Web, Association for Canadian Archivists Conference pre-conference workshop.

2016

Digital Literacy for Learning (ARTSSCI 1DL3), McMaster University

Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)/Peer-evaluated Teaching Experience (EDUCATN 650), McMaster University

2010-2016

Various educational technologies workshops, McMaster University


[ (Juried and Invited) Presentations ]

On Archives | On Instructional Design | Other

[ Juried and Invited presentations - On Archives ]

2019

Mordell, D. Possibilities for Paradata in Practice. Paper presented at the Association of Canadian Archivists conference, June 6-8.

Mordell, D. Unpacking The Black Box Exploring The Use Of Natural Language Processing To Enhance The Discoverability Of Large-scale Digital Archives. Paper presented at the Archives Association of Alberta Biennial Conference, May 23-25.

2018

Mordell, D. Archiving an Illusion: Towards Identifying the Significant Properties of Stereoscopic Digital Records. Paper presented at the Association of Canadian Archivists conference, June 6-9 (Edmonton, AB).

Mordell, D. A Cautious Celebration of Future Possibilities: Applications for Virtual Reality in Providing Access to Archives. Paper accepted to the Archives Association of Ontario conference, May 9-11 (Waterloo, ON).

Mordell, D. Shades of #MAGA: Visualizing "Make America Great Again". Poster presented at the UBC iSchool Research Day, March 9 (Vancouver, BC)

Mordell, D. Archival Interfaces in Virtual Reality. Demonstration presented at the UBC iSchool Research Day, March 9 (Vancouver, BC). Tied for first place poster award.

2017

Mordell, D. Visible Reasoning: Paradata and Intellectual Transparency in the Selection, Arrangement and Description of Archives. Paper presented at the Association of Canadian Archivists conference, June 7-10 (Ottawa, ON). 1 of 3 papers selected for the student track session.


[ Juried and Invited presentations - On Instructional Design ]

2015

Vander Kloet, M. & D. Mordell. Digital Humanities to the Rescue! Pedagogy, Practice and Politics. Presentation at the McMaster University Research on Teaching and Learning Conference, December 9-10 (Hamilton, ON).

Syed, Z. & D. Mordell. Finding a Middle (MOOC) Ground: Making space for a global community in the xMOOC. Presentation at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education conference, June 15-19 (Vancouver, BC).

2014

Mordell, D. Ways of Seeing, Ways of Doing. Keynote presentation given at the OCULA Fall Conference, October 20 (Toronto, ON).

Mordell, D. & G. Van Gastel. Approaching Accessible Teaching & Learning as a Community of Practice. Presentation at the University of Guelph's Accessibility Conference, May 27-28 (Guelph, ON).

Mordell, D. Pedagogical Usability: Design Principles for Blended and Online Courses. Presentation at McMaster University's Learning Technologies Symposium, May 12-13 (Hamilton, ON).

2013

Mordell, D. & R. Hirji-Khalfan. Approaching Web Accessibility as a Community of Practice: Enablers, Challenges & Lessons Learned. Presentation at the EdMedia conference, June 24-28 (Vancouver, BC). Selected for a Best Paper award.

Mordell, D. Evaluating Free Tools for Developing Multimedia Skills in Faculty: Opportunities and Obstacles within SaaS and Open Source Software. Presentation at the EdMedia conference, June 24-28 (Vancouver, BC).

Mordell, D. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Lessons from the Learner's Side. Presentation at McMaster University's Learning Technologies Symposium, May 15 (Hamilton, ON).


[ Juried and Invited presentations - Other ]

Mordell, D. Strange Topographies: Fearing the Void in the Edinburgh Stereoscopic Atlas of Anatomy. Paper presented at McMaster University's John Douglas Taylor Conference, November 18-20 (Hamilton, ON).


[ Other Professional Activities ]

Digital Access and Preservation Committee, Archives Association of Ontario, member (2019 to present)

Digital Curation Community, Ontario Consortium of University Library, member (2019 to present)

Education Committee, Association of Canadian Archivists, member (2019 to present)

Archives Association of Ontario (AAO), member (2018 to present)

Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA), member (2017 to present)

ACA Student Chapter at University of British Columbia, graphic designer (2017 to 2018)

Emerging Leaders Program, McMaster University (Winter 2015)

Faciliator Development Workshop, McMaster University (December 2011)

Instructional Skills Workshop, McMaster University (February 2011)