Annelie RuggDirector & Humanities CIO
As Director and Humanities CIO at HumTech, I oversee all technology projects, initiatives, and operations undertaken in support of the second-largest humanities division in the country. I have worked at HumTech since completing my UCLA PhD in Slavic Linguistics in 2001. At HumTech, I manage a team of 30 career and student staff, and I consider it my most important job to empower my team in their many and varied collaborations with faculty, students, and technology partners on a variety of technology-enabled projects and problems. With over 17 years of experience in higher education IT at UCLA, I have also made it a priority to collaborate broadly beyond HumTech and Humanities, which has enabled me to lead and serve in IT governance (Common Systems Group, CCLE Standards & Practices Group) and on multiple exciting cross-campus projects including the Scholarly Innovation Lab (SIL), the Digital Research Consortium (DRC), and EPIC.
In my free time I enjoy cycling, cooking, gardening, learning languages, singing in a community choir, and spending time with my family.
What is at the top of your bucket list?
Living in a foreign country for at least a year.
What is your favorite food?
What is an issue you care about?
Livable, sustainable communities and car-free mobility
- Project management
- Community building
- Digital humanities capacity building
- Instructional technology
- Computer-assisted language learning (CALL)
- Faculty technology support and training
- Staff development and mentorship
- Anne, Kirk M., et al. Building Capacity for Digital Humanities: A Framework for Institutional Planning. ECAR working group paper. Louisville, CO: ECAR, May 31, 2017. https://library.educause.edu/resources/2017/5/building-capacity-for-digital-humanities-a-framework-for-institutional-planning
- “At the Center of Academic Innovation: Two Examples from UCLA”