Welcoming Jason Heppler to RRCHNM

RRCHNM is pleased to announce that Jason Heppler will be joining us this June as a web developer. Jason is well known in digital history circles for his exciting and pioneering work on data visualization, community engagement, and environmental and urban history. His best known work which he led or to which he contributed as a developer-scholar includes Machines in the Valley, The Geography of the Post, the American Indian Digital History Project, and many other mapping or visualization projects. He is also the co-editor of Digital Community Engagement and the author of the forthcoming The Nature of the Valley: Politics and the Environment in Postwar Silicon Valley.

Jason joins us from the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he was a Digital Engagement Librarian and assistant professor of history. Earlier he worked at Stanford University as an Academic Technology Specialist, and he received his PhD in history at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2016.

At RRCHNM, Jason will contribute across the board to our many projects. But his expertise will strengthen our emphasis on interactive scholarly works, data visualization and mapping, and engagement with communities through public history. Jason is widely recognized as a generous colleague and collaborator, and we are thrilled that RRCHNM will be his new academic home.