Janneken Smucker, Professor of History at West Chester University, specializes in digital and public history and material culture. She also serves as the co-editor of the Oral History Review. In the classroom, she integrates technology and the humanities, working with students to create digital projects, including the award-winning Goin’ North: Stories from the First Great Migration to Philadelphia and Philadelphia Immigration. Janneken consults on digital projects for non-profits and museums and leads workshops on digital tools and strategies. She was the 2015 co-recipient of WCU’s E. Riley Holman Memorial Faculty Award for innovative teaching. She currently serves as WCU’s Faculty Associate for Teaching and Learning. Author of Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon (Johns Hopkins, 2013), Janneken lectures and writes about quilts for popular and academic audiences. Her 2023 book, A New Deal for Quilts, explores the ways the federal programs combating the Great Depression drew on quilts and quiltmaking as part of their relief and public relation efforts.