Joe Lambert developed the first Digital Storytelling workshop in 1994 in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1998, Lambert and his collaborators moved to UC Berkeley as the Center for Digital Storytelling. CDS/StoryCenter has since grown to a national organization with a staff across the US, and collaborating partners across the world in numerous fields including the environment, public health and social work, and community arts. Lambert was the principal author of both the manual for the work, The Digital Storytelling Cookbook, and the main textbook used by educators, Digital Storytelling: Capturing Lives, Creating Community (6th Edition, Digital Diner Press), and Seven Stages: Story and the Human Experience (Digital Diner Press, 2014), which focusses on the intersection of story with life process, healing and personal awareness. Lambert serves as an external evaluator of DigLit.
Blossom Ngum Fondo has been the division head for teaching and teaching staff at the University of Yaoundé II (Cameroon) since August 2017. Her research focus lies on literary studies, gender and feminist studies, environmental studies (ecofeminism and ecocriticism), and postcolonial theory. Currently, she is researching the possibilities and stakes for women in higher education in Cameroon. Fondo has published on African-American literature, the Anthropocene, and feminist writings. She is a member of the European Network for Aging Studies and has vast experience in international academic work. Her gender studies and postcolonial expertise are vital for the DigLit project.