Our People

Our collaborators span many academic fields and technical specialties.

Our team includes scholars, researchers, developers, programmers, designers, project managers, educators, multimedia producers, and graduate and undergraduate students. Our backgrounds include history, museum studies, computer science, graphic design, teaching, and journalism.

RRCHNM is part of the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University. Center directors are faculty in the department. Students from GMU work as research assistants on faculty-led projects, and may also undertake their own digital history research projects as graduate affiliates.

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Hernán Adasme

Graduate Affiliate

Laura Brannan Fretwell

Graduate Research Assistant

Laura is a graduate research assistant and a fourth year PhD candidate in the History Department at George Mason. She is currently a project coordinator and Omeka S trainer for the HBCU History Culture and Access Consortium project with the Smithsonian’s Office of Strategic Partnerships. She received a Master’s in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Georgia State University

Megan Brett

Digital History Associate

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Bridget Bukovich

Engagement Coordinator
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Caroline Greer

Graduate Research Assistant
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Christopher Hamner

Senior Scholar

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Jason Heppler

Senior Web Developer

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Matt Karush

Senior Scholar

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Mills Kelly

Executive Director

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Joy Khatra

Graduate Research Assistant

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Timmia King

Graduate Research Assistant

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Alexandra Krebs

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Alison Langford

Studio Administrative Associate

Alison is an Administrative Associate at RRCHNM, where she helps keeps things running smoothly. She has a BA in English from George Mason University.
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Amanda Madden

Research Assistant Professor

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Hayley Madl

Graduate Research Assistant

Hayley Madl is a Ph.D. student and a Graduate Research Assistant at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Hayley received her bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Her research interests include early American history, focusing on 17th and 18th century indigenous history of the eastern woodlands.
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Douglas McRae

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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Lincoln Mullen

Director of Computational History

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Deepthi Murali

Research Assistant Professor

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Mike O'Malley

Current Principal Investigator

Michael O’Malley received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught at GMU since 1994. Publications include Keeping Watch: A history of American Time (1994) and The State of Cultural History (forthcoming 2008). He is at work on a book on the history of money and value in 19th century America. As Associate Director of the Center for History and New Media he has done extensive work in digital media, including publications and presentations on web design and digital pedagogy as well as the production of video and audio for web based educational projects. An amateur musician, O’Malley is also interested in the history of recorded sound and recorded sound technology.
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Jessica Otis

Director of Public Projects

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Amber Pelham

Graduate Research Assistant
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Jeanette Patrick

Head of R2 Studios

Jeanette Patrick is the Producer of R2 Studios, the podcast division of RRCHNM. She holds an MA in Public History.
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Stephen Robertson

Senior Scholar and Former Director

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Roy Rosenzweig

Founder and Director (1950–2007)

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Kelly Schrum

Former Director of Educational Projects

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Nate Sleeter

Research Assistant Professor

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Brandon Tachco

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Rachel Whyte

Graduate Research Assistant