Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture, 2015
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Dissertation: A Wall of the Faithful: Spatial Analysis of Military Order Architecture on Medieval Iberia’s Religious Frontier.
• Advisor: Lisa Reilly

M.A., Architectural History, 2009
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
• Thesis: The Resurrection of the Military Order of Calatrava through the Construction of a New Capital.
Frederick Doveton Nichols Award for outstanding academic achievement and promise of professional excellence.

M.A., Medieval European History, 2007
University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Certificate, Museum Studies
• Capstone paper: The Medium Is Not the Message: Applying Historical Method to Visualization.

M.F.A., 3D Animation and Modeling, 2004
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
• Thesis Project: A Virtual Reconstruction of Loarre Castle.

B.A., History and Photography, 2001
University of Delaware, Newark, DE
• Concentration in Medieval Studies


CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Visual Studies
Duke University and the Wired! Lab, Durham, NC
     • Assist with 3D modeling and GIS projects for Wired! Lab faculty and graduate students
     • Add visual special collections assets to the Duke Library repository
     • Continuation of digital projects that grew out my my dissertation research
     • Consult on university-wide digital humanities initiatives and workshops

University of Virginia Graduate Fellowship in Digital Humanities, 2011-2013
Scholars’ Lab, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, VA
The fellowship supports ABD graduate students doing innovative work in the digital humanities. The Scholars’ Lab offers Fellows advice and assistance with the creation and analysis of digital content, as well as consultation on best practices in digital scholarship and DH software development.
     3D Viewshed Analysis Tool
     • Visualized volumetric data of visual space at the partitioned Fortress-Monastery of Montesa near Valencia, Spain.
     • Constructed using a combination of 3D Studio Max’ “Light-Meter” planes exported to ParaView software.
     Photogrammetry & 3D modeling
     • 3D reconstructions of Calatrava la Nueva & Castillo de Montesa derived from photogrammetric point clouds processed from over 30 thousand photos.
     Architectural Database of Iberian Military Orders (ADIMO)
     • Created with the assistance of the research & development staff at the Scholars’ Lab.
     • Catalogued occupation dates and locations for over 700 sites.
     • Viewshed analysis of over 700 fortresses throughout Iberia.

Praxis Program Graduate Fellow, 2011-2012
Scholars’ Lab, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, VA
Praxis fellowships support a team of six University of Virginia MA and PhD students from a variety of disciplines, who work collaboratively on a shared digital humanities project.
• Learned the basics of computer programming in Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS
• Collaborated with other Fellows to build Prism, a web application for the collaborative interpretation of texts:

Graphics Specialist, 2007 – 2013
Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
     Southwell Minster Project
     • Project Manager: NEH Implementation Grant Proposal
     • Constructed CAD model from 3D laser scan data
     • Assisted IATH Fellow Lisa Reilly in presenting at the International Congress of Medieval Studies 2009 in Kalamazoo, MI

     The Digital Montpelier Project
     • Project Manager (2011-13)
     • Trained two students in 3D Studio Max & Photoshop

     Historical Architecture of Minnesota – Fort Snelling
     • Project Manager (2011-13)
     • 3D Modeling (3DS-Max) and Rendering (V-Ray)

     Virtual Williamsburg, VA
     • Project co-manager
     • 3D modeling & texturing (3DS-Max) Realtime rendering (Unity)

     Chaco Canyon, NM
     • Constructed interactive maps associated with a database of archaeological info. (ArcGIS & MapPublisher plugin for Adobe Illustrator)

     Rome Reborn
     • 3D modeling & texturing (3DS Max) for Google Earth delivery of cast digital model of 320 C.E. Rome

Graphics Intern, 2006
Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

     Waters of Rome
     • ArcGIS mapping project of the aqueducts, fountains and other water features built in Rome during the ancient through baroque periods

     Plan of St. Gall Project
     • 3D animation of the sewing, drafting & editing of the 9th century plan (Maya)

Independent Consultant, 2013

     Photogrammetry Capture of Joinery Chimney at Monticello, Charlottesville, VA
     • 500+ photos captured of 16 detached chimney using pole-extended DSLR & remote shutter.
     • Processed excavation data of a buried hearth discovered by archaeology team into a dense 3D model.

     Virtual Reconstruction of Tusculum, an 18th-19th century plantation house, Amherst County, VA
     • On-site photography/photogrammetry of the dismantled wood structure in its storage location.
     • 3D Studio Max modeling & animation – Rendered videos to be hosted by Tusculum Institute at Sweet Briar College.


The Virtual Museum
Instructor, University of Virginia, Spring 2015
This course focuses on the complex relationship between architectural space and exhibit curation in museums through critical reading, museum site visits, and hands-on creation of virtual exhibits for online delivery.

A Critical Approach to Digital Humanities
Lecturer/Contributor, University of Virginia, Fall 2014
Critically assessed the role of digital humanities in art and architectural history through an analysis of digital projects as well as tools.

Introduction to the Digital Humanities
Teaching Assistant, Washington & Lee University, Spring 2014
Provided instruction and mentorship in photogrammetry and 3D modeling for a project-based course introducing non-STEM majors to the use of digital technologies in humanities research and research presentation.

History of Architecture
Instructor, University of Virginia, Summer 2014
Covered the history of Architecture, Ancient to Modern, in an accelerated course designed to prepare incoming Architectural History Master’s students for entrance examinations.

Field Methods in Architectural Preservation
Lecturer/Contributor, University of Virginia, Spring 2013
Taught unit on Photogrammetry for 1/3 of the course, introduced students to technological advances in on-site measurement, 3D modeling & presentation. This course was dedicated to training students to “read” and record the material fabric of historic buildings. Lectures on historic materials area followed by field experience recording in descriptions, photographs and measured drawings.

History of Architecture I
Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia, Spring 2010
Through analysis of architectural history’s “greatest hits” we examined how architecture affects our lives. This course covered material from the pre-historic period through c. 1420.

History of Art II
Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia, Fall 2009
Presented the history and interpretation of architecture, sculpture and painting from 1400 to the present.

Western Civilization to 1648 AD
Teaching Assistant, University of Delaware, Spring 2006
This course emphasized the relationship between social, economic, institutional, religious, intellectual, cultural and political developments from the time of Christ to the end of the Thirty Years’ War in 1648.

World History I
Teaching Assistant, University of Delaware, Fall 2005
Covered the principal political, economic, cultural and social developments in world history through the 16th century, relating the past to the present.

Graphic Design I: Fundamentals
Adjunct Professor, Anne Arundel Community College, Spring 2005
Introduced the applied design and layout procedures used in the graphic design industry. Topics included typographical design, printer’s measurements, copy processing, and illustration techniques done both manually and on a computer.

Foundations of Two Dimensional Design
Adjunct Professor, Anne Arundel Community College, Summer 2005
Introduced the theories and the concepts of basic visual design. Explored composition and color theory as it relates to two-dimensional art forms.

Introduction to Maya Modeling
Teaching Assistant, Savannah College of Art and Design, Spring 2004
Focused on the issues of modeling surfaces appropriate for use in animation. Students especially developed an understanding of modeling organic forms.


Best Paper, The Age of Sensing: 5th International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology, Duke University, 2014
Fellowship, NEH Summer Institute in Humanities Heritage 3D Visualization, Arkansas State University & The University of Arkansas, 2013
Dumas Malone Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2012
Praxis Program Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2011
Graduate Fellowship in Digital Humanities, University of Virginia Library, 2011-2013
Kress Foundation Travel Fellowship in the History of Art, 2011
Frederick Doveton Nichols Thesis Award, University of Virginia, 2009
Lambert-Woods Travel Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2008
National History Honor Society, University of Delaware – Phi Alpha Theta, 2007


Triplett, Edward. “Viewshed as a Measure of Landscape-Scale Influence and Intrasite Partitioning on the Medieval Iberian Frontier.” *Chapter in forthcoming volume drawn from the 5th international Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology edited by Stefano Campana and Maurizio Forte. Springer (2015)

Chunko, Betsy, and Edward Triplett. “Digital Humanities and Medieval Studies: The Plan of St. Gall as a Case Study on Shifting Pedagogical Concerns.” Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching” 21 (2014)

Viewshed Analysis at Multiple Scales: GIS Methods on the Medieval Iberian Frontier Landscape and 3D Intervisibility at a Reconstructed Fortress-Monastery
The Age of Sensing: 5th International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology, Duke University, 2014
• Awarded Best Conference Paper
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Viewshed Analysis at Multiple Scales: Investigating a Contested Medieval Frontier Through the Remotely Simulated Eyes of Iberian Military Orders
Digital Methods for Military History: Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 2014

Computer Vision
Panel: The Future of Graduate Education, Part 1: The Digitally Informed Dissertation: New Questions, New Kinds of Research
American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 2014

Boggs, J. et al. (2012, July). Realigning Digital Humanities Training: The Praxis Program at the Scholars’ Lab. Poster presented at Digital Humanities 2012, Hamburg, Germany

The Immediate Architectural Consequences of Las Navas de Tolosa
Panel: “The Eight Hundredth Anniversary of the Battle of Las Navas: The Military Aspects” Sponsored by De Re Militari: The Society for Medieval Military History
International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, 2012
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Permeability and Polemics at the New Headquarters for the Spanish Military Order of Calatrava
Encountering the “Other” in the Medieval World: Textual Examinations of Resistance and Reconciliation Across the Traditions, 500-1500
Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium: University of South Florida, 2010.


Composing the Humanities in a Digital Age, 2014-2015
University of Virginia, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this graduate seminar meets monthly to explore new digital tools and frameworks for composition and to plot a more capacious history and imagine possible futures for the humanities.

Course Design Institute, 2014
Teaching Resource Center, University of Virginia
Along with others from an interdisciplinary group of instructors, I participated in an intensive seminar, and spent five days designing a course so that it would promote significant, long-term learning. The design principles of the Institute rest in the literature on course and syllabus design, educative assessment, active learning, and student motivation.

Humanities Heritage 3D Visualization: Theory and Practice, 2013
NEH Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Summer Institute
Arkansas State University & The University of Arkansas
Attended a three-week institute hosted by the Center for Digital Initiatives (CDI) at Arkansas State University (ASU), and the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (UAF). The Institute provided a conceptual roadmap to the issues that surround the academic use of game engines, including the balance of immersion with accuracy and strategies for storytelling and graphical user interfaces (GUIs) in “serious” games, while grounding participants in the intellectual issues that arise at the intersection of gaming and academic visualization.
• Returned to CAST in October 2013, and developed an open-source pipeline for processing, meshing, and decimating dense photogrammetry data using VisualSFM, CloudCompare, and Meshlab.


American Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain, 2011 – present
Society of Architectural Historians, 2011 – present
Association for Computers in the Humanities, 2011 – present


3D Graphics: 3D Studio Max, Maya, AutoCAD, Unity
2D Graphics & Video: Adobe Creative Suite, AfterEffects, Premier
Photogrammetry & Scanning: VisualSFM, Photomodeler Scanner, Agisoft PhotoScan, Meshlab,
GIS Mapping: ArcGIS, Map Publisher, Google Earth, Sketch-Up
Web Design: WordPress, Omeka