- Digital Engagement Librarian
- Archives & Special Collections
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- Tel: 402-554-5879
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Jason A. Heppler is the Digital Engagement Librarian at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a Researcher in Stanford University's Spatial History Project. He earned his B.A. in History from South Dakota State University, and M.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Before joining UNO in January 2017, he worked as a digital historian at Stanford University for four years. While at Stanford, he collaborated with faculty and students on various projects involving archival digitization and metadata collection, data visualization, spatial history, and software development.
A historian of the North American West with a particular interest in suburbanization, politics and political culture, environmental history, and urban history, he is completing his first book on environmental politics in Silicon Valley after World War II. His work explores the postwar growth of the region and the ways that urban growth not only led to ecological disaster but introduced social inequality. While Silicon Valley's high-tech companies were imagined as a clean and green alternative to the Rust Belt, the growth, manufacturing, and economic activity introduced challenges to the region's wildlife and its residents.