Brandon Locke is the Director of LEADR (Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research), a student-focused digital research lab at Michigan State University. Brandon is also the founder and co-organizer of Endangered Data Week, an annual series of events to raise awareness of threats to publicly available data; explore the power dynamics of data creation, sharing, and retention; and teach ways to make endangered data more accessible and secure.

His interests in digital humanities include representation and inclusion in digital cultural heritage, data curation and description, and digital literacy. Brandon received a Master of Arts in History and a Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2013, and a Masters of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2014. at the Michigan State University.