Dr. Jason A. Higgins is the Digital Scholarship Coordinator for Virginia Tech Publishing  and an assistant professor, jointly affiliated with VT University Libraries and the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. He teaches the Vietnam War, African American History, and Oral History. He earned a Ph.D. in History and a graduate certificate in Public History from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is the co-editor of Service Denied: Marginalized Veterans in Modern American History (UMass Press 2022). His forthcoming book, Prisoners After War: Veterans in the Age of Mass Incarceration will be published by the University of Massachusetts Press in the Veterans series in January, 2024.

Jason earned a Master’s in English from Oklahoma State University, studying literature and writing a thesis on Vietnam veterans’ autobiographies, trauma, and disability. He is a first-generation college graduate, who double-majored in English and History at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Dr. Jason A. Higgins, portrait taken outside of the Newman Library at Virginia Tech, wearing Blue Blazer.