Jason Krupar

Jason N. Krupar

Associate Professor

McMicken Hall

310E

A&S History - 0373

Professional Summary

Dr. Jason Krupar earned his Ph.D. in American Social Policy History from Case Western Reserve University in 2000. He taught for eight years at the OMI College of Applied Science, University of Cincinnati, before joining the History Department faculty in Spring, 2010. He specializes in history of technology and science policy, history of engineering, history of the Manhattan Project, and Cold War technology/science policy. He co-authored a book chapter in Nuclear Legacies: Communication, Controversy, and the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex that examined several case studies of grass-roots attempts to preserve the memory of the nation’s nuclear arsenal. This book received the 2008 Christine L. Oravac Book Award sponsored by the Environmental Communication Division of the National Communication Association. He authored a book chapter that appeared in, The Atomic Bomb and American Society: New Perspectives, published by University of Tennessee Press in Spring 2009. His current research project involves unearthing the contributions of African-Americans to the Manhattan Project and the early U.S. Atomic Energy Commission

Education

Ph.D., American Social Policy History, Case Western Reserve University 2000 (with cognitive fields in technology policy, science policy, U.S. social policy/politics, and organizational cultural/leadership )

M.A., United States History , Case Western Reserve University 1996

B.A. History, University of Colorado, Denver 1993,

Positions and Work Experience

03-2010 -To Present Associate Professor of History, Department of History, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, University of Cincinnati,

2008 -03-2010 Associate Professor of History, Department of Humanities Media and Cultural Studies , OMI College of Applied Science, University of Cincinnati,

2002 -2008 Assistant Professor of History, Department of Humanities, Media and Cultural Studies , OMI College of Applied Science, University of Cincinnati,

2001 -2002 Interdisciplinary Lecturer, Taught a split schedule between the Departments of History and Political Science. , Metropolitan State College of Denver , Denver, Colorado

2000 -2001 Adjunct Professor , Taught for the Departments of History and Political Science , Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, Colorado

01-2001 -03-2001 Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, taught during Winter Quarter 2001. , University of Denver , Denver, Colorado

08-2001 -12-2001 Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Colorado, Boulder , Boulder, Colorado

08-2012 -08-2015 Director of Undergraduate Studies, , Department of History, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, University of Cincinnati ,

Research and Practice Interests

Cold War Science and Technology history, History of the Atomic Bomb, History of Civil War Technologies and Science, American Social Policy History, History of Technology and Engineering.

Research Support

Investigators:Jason N. Krupar 08-2011 -08-2011 Charles P. Taft Research Center Taft Research Travel Grant, "Jim Crowing the Bomb: The Search for Racial Justice in the Early U.S. Atomic Arsenal." Role:PI $1,711.84 Completed Type:Grant Level:Local

Investigators:Jason N. Krupar 03-2012 -03-2012 Charles P. Taft Research Center "Jim Crowing the Bomb: The Search for Racial Justice in the Early U.S. Atomic Arsenal" Role:PI $1,592.85 Completed Type:Grant Level:Local

Investigators:Jason N. Krupar 07-2005 -07-2005 Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Grant Role:Primary $700.00 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Jason N. Krupar 07-2005 -08-2005 University of Cincinnati University of Cincinnati, Summer Faculty Research Fellowship, "Jim Crowing the Bomb: The Search for Racial Justice in the Early, U.S. Atomic Weapons Complex." Role:Primary $8,000.00 Completed Type:Fellowship

Investigators:Jason N. Krupar 06-2004 -07-2004 University of Cincinnati University of Cincinnati, Faculty Development Council Grant, "The Challenges of Preserving America's Nuclear Weapons Complex." Role:Primary $762.00 Completed Type:Grant

Abbreviated Publications

In Press

Krupar, Jason (2007). (In Press). "Burying Atomic History: The Mound Builders of Fernald and Weldon Spring". The Public Historian , 29 (1), 31

Krupar, Jason and Stephen Depoe (2007). (In Press)"Cold War Triumphant: The Rhetorical Uses of History, Memory, and Heritage Preservation Within the Department of Energy’s Nuclear Weapons Complex". In Bryan Taylor(Eds.), Nuclear Legacies: Communication, Controversy, and the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex. Lexington Books.

Krupar, Jason (2009). "The Challenges of Preserving America's Nuclear Weapons Complex" . In G. Kurt Piehler(Eds.), The Atomic Bomb and American Society: New Perspectives University of Tennessee Press.

Review

Krupar, Jason. John M. Findlay and Bruce Hevly (July 2012). Atomic Frontier Days: Hanford and the American West. Reviewed in Technology and Culture, Volume 53, Number 3

Krupar, Jason. J.L. Anderson (Spring 2011). Industrializing the Corn Belt: Agriculture, Technology, and Environment, 1945-1972. Reviewed in Ohio Valley History, Volume 11, Number 1, Spring 2011.
 

Krupar, Jason. Sharon K. Weiner. (July 2013). Our Own Worst Enemy? Institutional Interests and the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Expertise. Reviewed in Technology and Culture, Volume 54, Number 3.

Krupar, Jason. Jon Genter (February 2013). The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation. Reviewed in History: Reviews of New Books. Volume 41, Number 2.

Krupar, Jason (January 2013). Richard Burleson Stewart and Jane Bloom Stewart. Fuel Cycle to Nowhere: U.S. Law and Policy on Nuclear Waste. Reviewed in Technology and Culture, Volume 54, Number 1.

Krupar, Jason. Scott Kaufman (July 2014). Project Plowshare: The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America. Reviewed in Technology and Culture: The International Quarterly of the Society for History of Technology, Volume 55, Number 3.

Krupar, Jason. Ray Monk. Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center. Submitted January 2015 to Technology and Culture: The International Quarterly of the Society for History of Technology.

Work in Progress

Krupar, Jason. The Jim Crowed Bomb: The Search for Racial Justice in the Early U.S. Atomic Weapons Complex, Book Manuscript.

Krupar, Jason. “Preserving the Innovation Legacy of John P. Parker.” Submitted to The Public Historian, April 2014. Revised and will be resubmitted to journal, April 2015.

Krupar, Jason . “Facing Down the Atomic Jim Crow: Black Resistance at Oak Ridge, TN."  Submitted to The Journal of African American History, May 2014. Currently being revised.

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Krupar, Jason (03-2012. ) Commemorating the Civil War, Forgetting the Cold War: Why We Preserve .Miami University, Hamilton Campus , Level:Local

Krupar, Jason (11-12-2013. ) Why Major in History .Discovering UC Classes , 201 Braunstein Hall . Level:University

Krupar, Jason (11-13-2012. ) Why Major in History .Discovering UC Class, 527 Old Chemistry . Level:University

Krupar, Jason (03-13-2014. ) Why Major in History .Discovering UC Class , 608 Swift Hall . Level:University

Krupar, Jason (03-13-2014. ) Why Major in History .Discovering UC Class, 800 Swift Hall . Level:University

Krupar, Jason (02-14-2014. ) Why Major in History .University of Cincinnati Open House, TUC Cinema. Level:University

Krupar, Jason (04-05-2014. ) Why Major in History .University of Cincinnati Junior Open House, Great Hall TUC. Level:University

Krupar, Jason (04-13-2013. ) Why Major in History .Bearcats Brunch , 315 McMicken Hall . Level:University

Krupar, Jason (02-08-2014. ) Why Major in History .Bearcats Brunch, 354 McMicken Hall.

Krupar Jason (10-16-2014. ) Why Major in History .Discovering UC Class, Rec. Center 3230. Level:University

Krupar Jason (04-10-2015. ) Why Major in History .Open House Event , TUC Great Hall . Level:University

Krupar Jason (04-11-2015. ) Why Major in History .Bearcat Brunch, 357 McMicken Hall . Level:University

Colloquium

Krupar, Jason (10-11-2012). Session Chair . 49th Annual Colloquium, Department of Philosophy, University of Cincinnati . UC. Level:University

Lecture

Krupar, Jason (01-29-2013. ) Atomic Culture and Fear .UC. Level:Department

Krupar, Jason (03-27-2013. ) Containment and Confrontation .UC. Level:Department

Paper Presentations

Krupar, Jason (06-02-2012. ) Preserving the Innovation Legacy of John P. Parker .Cincinnati, OH . Conference. Level:International

Krupar Jason (10-08-2015. ) "The Disappearing Nuclear Landscape: Snapshots of Lost Atomic Technologies" .Albuquerque, New Mexico. Conference. Level:International

Event Organized

Department of History Annual Taft Speaker: Juan R. I. Cole

Department of History Annual Taft Speaker: Juan R. I. Cole Lecture 04-25-2012 04-28-2012 Rec Center and McMicken Hall Level:University

Pizza and Profs

Pizza and Profs Other 10-24-2012 10-24-2012 315 McMicken Level:Department

Pizza and Profs

Pizza and Profs Other 03-13-2013 03-13-2013 315 McMicken

History Department Awards Reception

History Department Awards Reception Other 04-25-2013 04-25-2013 Level:Department

Pizza and Profs

Pizza and Profs Other 02-27-2014 02-27-2014 315 McMicken Hall Level:Department

Pizza and Profs

Pizza and Profs Other 10-23-2013 10-23-2013 315 McMicken Hall Level:Department

History Out There Speaker Series: Steve Tolbert

History Out There Speaker Series: Steve Tolbert Lecture 03-06-2014 03-06-2014 315 McMicken Hall Level:Department

History Out There Speaker Series: Greg McCoy

History Out There Speaker Series: Greg McCoy Lecture 11-06-2013 11-06-2013 315 McMicken Hall Level:Department

History Department Awards Reception

History Department Awards Reception Other 04-24-2014 04-24-2014 Level:Department

Pizza and Profs Event

Pizza and Profs Event Other 10-20-2014 McMicken Hall, Room 315 Level:Department

Pizza and Profs Event

Pizza and Profs Event Other 03-11-2015 McMicken Hall, Room 315 Level:Department

History Department Awards Reception

History Department Awards Reception Other 04-30-2015 Level:Department

History Department Brown Bag Pedagody Lunch

History Department Brown Bag Pedagody Lunch Workshop 04-08-2015 McMicken Hall, Room 315 Level:Department

History Department Brown Bag Pedagody Lunch

History Department Brown Bag Pedagody Lunch Workshop 11-19-2014 McMicken Hall, Room 130 Level:Department

History Department Brown Bag Pedagody Lunch

History Department Brown Bag Pedagody Lunch Workshop 03-27-2014 McMicken Hall, Room 315 Level:Department

History Department Brown Bag Pedagody Lunch

History Department Brown Bag Pedagody Lunch Workshop 10-25-2013 McMicken Hall, Room 130 Level:Department

Service

Technology and Culture: The International Quarterly of the Society for History of Technology Peer Review/Referee Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:International 08-2011 -08-2011

Technology and Culture: The International Quarterly of the Society for History of Technology Peer Review/Referee Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:International 10-2011 -10-2011

Technology and Culture: The International Quarterly of the Society for History of Technology Peer Review/Referee Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:International 03-2011 -03-2011

Department of History (Research and Publications Committee ) Committee Chair Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 09-2011 -06-2012

Department of History (Ad Hoc American History Survey Textbook Committee ) Committee Chair Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 01-2012 -06-2012

Department of History (Public History Educator Position Search Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 01-2012 -05-2012

Society for Industrial Archeology (Local Coordinating Conference Committee ) Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:International 09-2011 -06-2012

(Council of Undergraduate Directors ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 08-2012 -08-2015

(Department of History Undergraduate Studies Committee ) Committee Chair Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 08-2013 -08-2015

(Department of History Executive Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 08-2013 -08-2015

(Department of History, Taft Senior Undergraduate Fellowship Committee ) Committee Chair Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 08-2012 -08-2015

National History Day Other Type:Community Service Level:Local 02-2013 -04-2013

New Faculty Institute Mentor Type:University/College Service Level:Department 09-2012 -09-2015

(Cross College Committee Concerning History ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:University 01-20-2014 -08-20-2015

(McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, Dean's Curricular Challenge Team ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:College

National History Day/ Ohio History Day Judge Type:Community Service Level:Local 03-01-2014 -03-01-2014

Council of Undergraduate Directors (Curriculum Committee ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 09-24-2015 -08-2015

Technology and Culture: The International Quarterly of the Society for History of Technology Peer Review/Referee Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:International 03-2015 -04-2015

The MIT Press Reviewer Type:Editorial Service Level:International 04-2015 -05-2015

Courses Taught

15-HIST-112 AM HIST SINCE 1929 American History Since 1929 Level:Undergraduate

15-HIST-250 Freshman Topics: The Global Atomic Bomb Level:Undergraduate

Technology in World History Level:Undergraduate

Technologies of the Civil War Level:Undergraduate

15-HIST-437 War in US Society Level:Undergraduate

15-HIST-624 The Nuclear World: Technology and History in the Atomic Age Level:Graduate

15-HIST-110 AM HIST TO 1848 Level:Undergraduate

15-HIST-111 AM HIST 1848-1929 Level:Undergraduate

15-HIST-300 INTRO HIST THINKING Level:Undergraduate

History of American Invention Level:Undergraduate

Historical Thoughts and Methods Level:Undergraduate

The Global Atomic Bomb Level:Undergraduate

Introduction to Historical Thoughts and Methods Level:Undergraduate

Technologies of the Civil War Level:Undergraduate

Freshman Seminar: The Cold War and Atomic Tourism Level:Undergraduate

United States History II Level:Undergraduate

Technology in World History Level:Undergraduate

History of Irregular Warfare Level:Undergraduate

Comparative Technology Histories: Comparative History Seminar Level:Graduate

Faculty Development Activities

01-2012 -06-2012 iPad Recipient This was a two quarter technology lending program for faculty. , Faculty Technology Resources Center, Equipment Lending Program University of Cincinnati Type:Other

03-31-2011 Write Winning Grants Seminar by Stephen Russell UC Office of Research Type:Workshop

01-2011 -06-2011 Humanities Grant Proposal Writing Group McMicken College of Arts and Sciences Type:Workshop

07-31-2013 -08-01-2013 Creating a Program Assessment Plan Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning University of Cincinnati Type:Workshop