Chinese Railroad Workers Project

Academic technology specialist, Chinese Railroad Workers in North America, Stanford University (2013–2016). Served as a technical advisor and developer for a metadata management system, helped organized and curate nearly 10,000 digitized objects, and trained sixteen research assistants on metadata best practices and the platform used for collecting metadata. Primary investigators: Gordon Chang and Shelley Fischer Fishkin.


Greetings! My name is Jason Heppler. I am a Digital Engagement Librarian and Assistant Professor of History at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a scholar of the twentieth-century United States. I often write here about the history of the North American West, technology, the environment, politics, culture, and coffee. You can follow me on Twitter, or learn more about me.