Rhonda D. Jones
Heritage Informatics Specialist
Cultural Heritage Informatics Specialist
Working at the intersections of history, libraries, archives, and museums, I specialize in the role of cultural heritage, memory, and digital informatics. Passionate about documenting and preserving the historic traditions of underrepresented communities, I curate compelling stories and experiences at home and abroad. I have authored and offered presentations on digital storytelling, lynching, and racial violence during the Jim Crow era, oral history, the development of personal and community archives, and resource mobilization during the Civil Rights Movement.
My manuscript in progress entitled, Archives, Lynching, and the Dereliction of Black Bodies is currently under review.
University of North Carolina-GreensboroCommunity Digital Archivist
Fulbright Visiting ProfessorUniversity of Cheik Anta Diop
Northeastern University School of Law, Civil Rights Restorative Justice ProjectLead Archivist
Microsoft Office Suite
Ph.D., Howard UniversityHistory
M.S.L.S. University of North Carolina-Chapel HillLibrary and Information Science concentration in Archives
M.A. Howard UniversityPublic History & Archive Fundamentals
Honors and Awards:
Fulbright Specialist, 2020-2023
Library and Museums
Fulbright Visiting Professor, 2018-2019
University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD)
WARA/WARC Library Fellow, 2015
West African Research Association/West African Research Center
Critical Language Scholar (CLS), Bahasa Indonesia, 2014
University of Malang
Association of Black Women’s Historians, 2014
IRDW Fellow, 2013-2015
Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce
Spectrum Scholar, 2013
American Library Association (ARL)
Mosaic Fellow 2013
Society of American Archivists (SAA)
Your Heritage Matters
Setting the Standard in Cultural History Management
I started Your Heritage Matters, Inc. to deliver hands-on, practical research, writing, and editing expertise. These are presented through top-notch workshops and lectures that are always compelling, inclusive, relevant, and accessible to academics, practitioners, and general audiences.
YHM holds these client-centered values:
- archive fundamentals (personal and community)
- book publishing
- digital storytelling
- digital mapping
- Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)
- grant writing
- markers, trails & signage nomination
- memorials & monuments
- oral history
- photo restoration
- virtual reality
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Dr. Rhonda Jones is a dedicated historian, scholar, and educator who understands the importance of performing to the best of her ability at all times in all three of these areas. As a colleague Rhonda works to support fellow historians and others in the academy by guest lecturing, sharing resources, writing letters of recommendation, and sharing her mastery of digital applications.
Dr. Rhonda Jones is a friend and colleague whose academic credentials and diverse professional experiences are unique. Coupled with an engaging personality and unrelenting work ethic, Dr. Jones always sees possibilities, never limitations. Her outstanding reputation as a public scholar, researcher, writer, and community archivist is well deserved. As a colleague, she works to support fellow historians and others by sharing her mastery of Open Access (OA) resources and other digital applications. Because of her intelligence, humanity, grace, and dignity, and her ability to collaborate, I look forward to working with her on my current film projects and supporting her in her future endeavors.