Dr Jason Ensor works at the forefront of academic technologies. With nearly two decades in arts-humanities historical research and public-facing digital business, he has built a reputation for developing, supporting and fostering the innovative use of technology within higher education as both a method of inquiry and a means of dissemination. A highly productive professional and scholar, Jason is Manager, Library Digital Infrastructure, at Western Sydney University where he oversees numerous digital services across multiple campus libraries. Holding a Doctorate, a Masters and a Bachelors in arts-humanities fields (Australian Studies, Cultural Studies, Communication Studies), Jason is also ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) Foundations certified in IT Service Management, PRINCE2 (Projects in Controlled Environments) Foundations and Practitioner accredited in Project Management. and a 2018 graduate of the Western Sydney University Inspire Leadership program. He is currently completing a Diploma in Digital Information Management and accreditation in Business Analysis, Change Management, Lean Management of Risk, Lean Foundations and Managing Successful Projects.
In his research and technical positions, Jason provides management and technology expertise as well as enabling, developing and coordinating high-end digital infrastructure projects. Embracing core values that mix integrity with innovation, he has primary responsibility for designing and managing digital infrastructure, as well as frequently giving direct scholarly and methodological consultation for individual digital humanities research projects through their full life-cycle. Outside academia, Jason is an experienced business professional in web software development and print publishing. He is a distinguished speaker on research problems and digital solutions, presenting regularly in national and international forums.
In 2017-2018, Jason is Visiting Professor in Digital Humanities at the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, University of Victoria, Canada, and Visiting Researcher at the Institute for Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies, Radboud University, The Netherlands. In 2018, as a Australian book historian by trade, he will convene the 26th conference for the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, an international scholarly event being held for the first time in Sydney, Australia.