Jon graduated from Stonehill in 2010 with a degree in World History, and joined the Archives and Historical Collections department immediately after graduating. As a student Jon worked closely with the Archives, completing an internship that involved processing and cataloging the Daily Homestead Archaeology Collection, and also worked as a summer work study student processing the Stanley A. Bauman Photograph Collection.
Although Jon’s primary role as the Assistant Archivist involves managing Stonehill’s digital assets, he also works closely with the Stanley A. Bauman Photograph Collection, the Daily Homestead Archaeology Collection, and the College Archives. While there are many aspects of his job that he finds rewarding, Jon’s particular interests focus on exhibit design and installation, web based mediums (primarily Facebook) that encourage community engagement with the past, and working with interns and work study students on various projects to help them build their professional experience and foster a love for history.
Presently Jon is working to complete his master’s degree in Public History at UMass Boston, where he is also an officer in the History Graduate Student Association and is a member of the HGSA’s conference steering committee. Outside of work and school Jon enjoys running, hiking, kayaking, and does his best to stay involved with his local community as a member of the Whitman Historical Commission and assisting with the Whitman Adopt-A-Street program.