Michael Gossett is the senior program associate in the Public Knowledge program. In this role he develops proposals and reviews reports for a diverse portfolio of grants in the areas of digital publishing, data curation, web archiving, and library support for advanced technologies. He also supports the program officer in the planning and execution of the program's strategic initiatives.
From 2013 to 2017, Mr. Gossett served in a variety of grants and data management positions in the Foundation's Office of the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to joining the Foundation, he was a poetry lecturer at the University of Maryland at College Park, where he contributed to digital humanities projects at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, and was a two-time Lannan Fellow in Poetry at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. He has also worked as a books editor for a commercial publisher, as a manuscript reader for a literary agency, and as an assistant for a number of galleries, libraries, and archives at Rhodes College.
Mr. Gossett is currently pursuing an MA in digital humanities at The CUNY Graduate Center, where he studies computational approaches to the creation, analysis, and preservation of poetry. He holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Maryland at College Park and a BA in English from Rhodes College.