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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the center today.
Each year, the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media’s websites receive over 2 million visitors, and more than a million people rely on its digital tools to teach, learn, and conduct research. Donations from supporters help us sustain those resources.

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Hernán Adasme

Graduate Affiliate

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Laura Brannan

Graduate Research Assistant

Laura received her Master’s in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Georgia State University in 2019. An incoming second year PhD student at George Mason’s history department, Laura is a graduate research summer assistant for the Center’s Hearing the Americas project.

Megan Brett

Digital History Associate

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Brandan Buck

Graduate Research Assistant

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Janet Hammond

Digital History Fellow

Janet Hammond is a PhD student at George Mason University and a Digital History Fellow at CHNM. She enjoys historical learning in the digital, museum, and collegiate realms. In the world of public history, her interests lie in how to make narratives more accessible for people with physical disabilities. At other times, she studies British Parliamentary divorce and how the state and gender influenced these laws and cases. She has a MA in History with a concentration in Museum Studies from UNC Greensboro and a BS in Applied and Public History with a Minor in French and Francophone Studies from Appalachian State University.
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Christopher Hamner

Senior Scholar

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Jason Heppler

Senior Web Developer

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Daniel Howlett

Graduate Research Assistant

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Jennie Jiang


Jennie Jiang (she/her) is a Ph.D. student in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She received her B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University in 2019 and served two years as Marketing and Communications Specialist at Global Village Project, a nonprofit school for refugee girls in Atlanta, GA. Her research interests span multiple structures of oppression, including incarceration, immigration enforcement, food injustice, housing inequity, and environmental violence.
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Matt Karush

Senior Scholar

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Mills Kelly

Executive Director

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Timmia King

Graduate Research Assistant

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Jayme Kurland

Graduate Research Assistant

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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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Jessica Mack

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Jessica Mack is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. At RRCHNM, she is the outreach coordinator for Tropy and project manager for Collecting These Times: American Jewish Experiences of the Pandemic and the Pandemic Religion digital collection. A historian of Latin America, Jessica studies the urban history of Mexico City and the history of universities, and she is currently developing a digital campus histories project. She holds a B.A. in History from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in History from Princeton 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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Eleanor Magness

Undergraduate Intern

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Deepthi Murali

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Abby Mullen

Research Assistant Professor

Abby Mullen is a Research Assistant Professor at RRCHNM, where she works primarily on Tropy. She has a PhD in world history from Northeastern University in Boston.
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Lincoln Mullen

Director of Computational History

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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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Jeanette Patrick

R2 Studios Producer

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

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