Thursday, May 26, 2016

FWS Student Highlights: Jonathan McCoy

My name is Jonathan McCoy and I’ve been working as an OSCAR Research Assistant for the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. I primarily work directly with Jennifer Rosenfeld, the Associate Director of Educational Projects on a number of projects. I also do some work with Kelly Schrum, the Director of Educational Projects, and Chris Preperato, the Multimedia Developer. On a daily basis, I do work on developing and designing course material for the graduate level Digital Public Humanities Graduate Certificate course. Not only that, but I do work on several other programs and outside projects. One upcoming program begins this summer. Graffiti Houses: The Civil War from the Perspective of Individual Soldiers sponsored by CHNM and the National Endowment for the Humanities allows for teachers all across the United States to come together and learn about the Civil War through the drawings and sketches of soldiers in Northern Virginia. On this project I reached out to promote for the program and helped to enter the applications of over 100 potential candidates to be reviewed by Jennifer and the Director of CHNM. With my time at CHNM I have learned a great deal of skills including some coding with HTML and PHP through Omeka and Drupal as well as learning the basics of Wordpress. I believe that these skills will help me to be more marketable to employers in the future and I hope to continue to do great work with CHNM.