Annelie Rugg

Humanities Chief Information Officer
Phone: 310-901-7691 Office: 1037 Public Affairs Building

As CIO at the Center for Digital Humanities, I oversee all technology projects, initiatives, and operations undertaken in support of the second-largest humanities division in the country. I have worked at CDH since completing my UCLA PhD in Slavic Linguistics in 2001. At CDH, 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 16 years of experience in higher education IT at UCLA, I have also made it a priority to collaborate broadly beyond CDH 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, the Digital Research Consortium, and EPIC.

In my free time I enjoy cycling, cooking, gardening, learning languages, 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


  • Project management
  • Community building
  • Digital humanities capacity building
  • Instructional technology
  • Computer-assisted language learning (CALL)
  • Faculty technology support and training
  • Staff development and mentorship
  • Communication



  • “At the Center of Academic Innovation: Two Examples from UCLA”