Jason A. Heppler is a Digital Engagement Librarian and an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and a Researcher with Stanford University's Spatial History Project. He is a U.S. historian specializing in the North American West, with particular interests in suburbanization and industrialization, politics and political culture, and environmental history. Prior to joining UNO, he served as the Academic Technology Specialist at Stanford University Libraries.
North American West, Urban History, Environmental History, Data Visualization, Digital History
North American West, Digital History, Environmental History, Urban History, Post-1945 U.S., Public History, Data Visualization
Ph D, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, History, 2016
MA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, History, 2009
BA, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, History, Economics, 2007
Heppler, Jason. 2017. "Green Dreams, Toxic Legacies: Toward a Digital Political Ecology of Silicon Valley", International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 11, 1, 68-85.
Heppler, Jason. 2019. How Silicon Valley provides the blueprint for cleaning up our drinking water, Washington Post.
Heppler, Jason. 2017. How Silicon Valley industry polluted the sylvan California dream, The Conversation.
Heppler, Jason. Suburban by Nature: Silicon Valley and the Transformation of American Environmental Politics, University of Oklahoma Press.
Externally Funded Research
Mobile Digitization, LYRASIS, Associations/Foundations, 05/12/2017 - 12/08/2017
Department, College, and University
University Committee on Technology Resources, Services and Planning, Committee Member, 08/21/2019 - present
OER Committee, Committee Member, Reviewing applications for the library's Affordable Content Grants., 09/01/2018 - present
Sustainability Curriculum Committee, Committee Member, 08/26/2019 - present
Mozilla Foundation, Other, Served as a mentor in the Mozilla Open Leaders fourteen week training, mentoring two open projects with Ada, the National College of Digital Skills, and the Open Data Institute., 09/12/2018 - present
Digital Library Federation Government Transparecy and Accountability Working Group, Organization Member, Attend monthly sixty-minute virtual meetings and deliver presentations as appropriate., 03/01/2017 - 03/31/2017
Technology Committee, Western History Association, Committee Chair, I assumed the duties of chair in November 2017: our goals for the year include conducting a survey of the membership about their tech use and needs; implementing a new digital system for conference submissions and programs; and create a digital history graduate award., 11/01/2017 - present
Omaha Community Playhouse, Guest Speaker, 02/26/2017 - present