Meet the Project Team

  • About the Project

    Meet the project Team

    • Investigators

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    • Production Team

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    • MLK Actors

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    • Research and Pedagogy Team

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    • Humanities Advisors

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    • Contributors

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  • Principal Investigators

    The Principal Investigators have worked to design and develop the Virtual Martin Luther King Project as a pedagogical and scholarly resource at NC State University and beyond.

    • Victoria Gallagher, Ph.D.Principal InvestigatorView website
    • Keon Pettiway, M.F.A., Ph.D. Co-Principal Investigator View website
    • Derek Ham, M. Arch., Ph.D. Co-Principal Investigator View website
  • MLK Actors

    The vMLK Project has worked with voice actor Marvin Blanks who performed the recreation of the “Creative Protest” speech at White Rock Baptist Church in 2014. Additionally, body actor Matthew Wright helped to develop the Dr. King avatar motions and mannerisms for the virtual experiences.

      • Marvin BlanksVoice Actor
      • Matthew Wright Body Actor
  • Research and Pedagogy

    A major part of the VMLK project is focused on developing pedagogical materials and resources for educators and students. Currently, the resources have been developed for Public Speaking courses. Additional, courses including Visual Rhetoric, Digital Rhetoric, and Rhetorical Criticism are courses the Pedagogy Team are developing.

  • Humanities Advisors

    The Virtual Martin Luther King Project has collaborated with advisors from a variety of institutions in order to develop a guiding framework for the continued work of the project.

    • Nishani Frazier, Ph.D.Miami University of OhioView website
    • Blair Kelley, Ph.D. North Carolina State University View website
    • Robert Terrill, Ph.D. Indiana University View website
  • Production Team

    The Production team has worked to develop the project in a variety of capacities ranging from sound and architecture to design and gaming development.