About

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Hi. I’m Jason. I am a historian of the twentieth-century United States, with a focus on digital and computational history, urban environmental politics and policy, and the North American West. I’m an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where I lead initiatives in digital engagement and public history.

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.

Other things I’m involved with: I serve as a community representative for the Digital Public Library of America, helped plan and host the first annual Endangered Data Week, was a member of the research staff at the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis at Stanford University, and an academic technology specialist at the Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research at Stanford University. Before joining Stanford, I was a project manager on the William F. Cody Archive at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Digital Research in the Humanities.

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Feel free to email me at jason@jasonheppler.org. If it’s a sensitive email, you can grab my public key for that address. I’m also jaheppler on Keybase.