Hi, I'm Jason. I am a historian of twentieth-century United States history, with a focus on digital and computational history, urban environmental politics and policy, the North American West, and spatial methods. I am the Digital Engagement Librarian and Assistant Professor of History at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where I lead initiatives in digital engagement and public history with campus and community partners. I am also affiliated faculty with UNO's Center for Urban Sustainability and a Researcher with Stanford University's Spatial History Project. This website lists scholarship I can make available, including works in progress; a full listing can be found in my CV. I often write here on my blog and contribute to the BlogWest group blog. I am currently working on my first book, Suburban by Nature: Silicon Valley and the Transformation of American Politics, under contract with the University of Oklahoma Press as part of their new Environment and Modern North America series.
I also work on bicycle advocacy projects both on campus and in the community, like Omaha Bikes, the Omaha Bike Network, the League of American Bicyclists, People for Bikes, and Mode Shift Omaha. My work on sustainability at the University of Nebraska at Omaha includes chairing the Triple Bottom Line Committee for UNO Libraries, where we are focused on building a community that is economically sound, environmentally responsible, and socially just.
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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, cities, politics, and coffee. You can follow me on Twitter, or learn more about me.