Rhonda D. Jones, Ph.D.

About Me

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-Greensboro

Community Digital Archivist


Fulbright Visiting Professor

University of Cheik Anta Diop


Northeastern University School of Law, Civil Rights Restorative Justice Project

Lead Archivist

Design skills

Web design

Print design

Graphic design

Software expertise



Microsoft Office Suite


Ph.D., Howard University


M.S.L.S. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Library and Information Science concentration in Archives

M.A. Howard University

Public History & Archive Fundamentals

Honors and Awards:

Fulbright Specialist, 2020-2023

Fulbright Specialist, 2020-2023

Library and Museums

Fulbright Visiting Professor, 2018-2019

Fulbright Visiting Professor, 2018-2019

University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD)

WARA/WARC Library Fellow, 2015

WARA/WARC Library Fellow, 2015

West African Research Association/West African Research Center

Critical Language Scholar (CLS), Bahasa Indonesia, 2014

Critical Language Scholar (CLS), Bahasa Indonesia, 2014

University of Malang

Association of Black Women’s Historians, 2014

Association of Black Women’s Historians, 2014

IRDW Fellow, 2013-2015

IRDW Fellow, 2013-2015

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce

Spectrum Scholar, 2013

Spectrum Scholar, 2013

American Library Association (ARL)

Mosaic Fellow 2013

Mosaic Fellow 2013

Society of American Archivists (SAA)

Your Heritage Matters

Consulting Expertise



New in 2020:

Unscripted, engaging storytelling for the rest of us. Tune in to hear conversations with ordinary, yet extraordinary culturally diverse people doing inspirational, uplifting, and amazing things.


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Durham, NC
Freelance Available