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J. Mark Souther is professor of history and director of the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. A native of Georgia, Souther earned his Ph.D. from Tulane University. He is co-project director of Curating East Africa (an NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant project), project director of the Cleveland Historical app (http://clevelandhistorical.org) and the Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection (http://clevelandvoices.org). Souther directs development of the Curatescape mobile publishing framework (http://curatescape.org), also developed with NEH support. He is the author of New Orleans on Parade: Tourism and the Transformation of the Crescent City (2006) and Believing in Cleveland: Managing Decline in “The Best Location in the Nation”(2017). His newest book project explores the development of Georgia’s Fall Line cities.