Authors and Contributors

Jack Dougherty, the lead author of On The Line, is Professor of Educational Studies and Director of the Center for Hartford Engagement and Research (CHER) at Trinity College. He collaborates with students, colleagues, and community partners to explore cities, suburbs, and schools in metropolitan Hartford, Connecticut, using data visualization, digital history, and web writing tools. Contact him on his faculty profile page, or follow him on Twitter or on his blog


Jasmin Agosto (Trinity College Class of 2010 with bachelor’s degree in American Studies and Educational Studies) co-authored Mobilizing Against Racial Steering and Redlining, and also researched 18th-19th century school documents, and decades of school residency cases. Photo by Seth Markle.

Ilya Ilyankou (Trinity College Class of 2018 with bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Studio Arts) developed several interactive maps in this book. His open-source code and map links are available at our GitHub public repository:

Vianna Iorio (Trinity College Class of 2019 with double major in Educational Studies and English) co-authored Restricting with Property Covenants, Mobilizing Against Racial Steering and Redlining, Jumping the School District Line, and more chapters to come.

Katie Campbell Levasseur (Trinity College Class of 2011 with bachelor’s degree in Educational Studies and Mathematics) conducted restrictive covenant property records research and co-authored How We Found Restrictive Covenants.

JiYun (Lisa) Lee (Trinity College Class of 2017 with bachelor’s degree in Educational Studies and Psychology) co-authored Jumping the School District Line.

Shaun McGann (Trinity Colege Class of 2014 with bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Urban Studies) co-authored Federal Lending and Redlining.

Candace Simpson (Trinity College Class of 2012 with bachelor’s degree in Educational Studies) co-authored Who Owns Oral History? A Creative Commons Solution and conducted oral history interviews on restrictive property covenants and Sheff v. O’Neill.

Tracey M. Wilson (Trinity College Class of 1976) co-authored Restricting with Property Covenants. See related chapters in her 2018 open-access book, Life in West Hartford,(

More to come…


Staff and students at MAGIC, the Map and Geographic Information Center at the University of Connecticut Libraries, co-created the Google interactive maps for this book, with support from a National Endowment for the Humanities grant in 2010-11.

  • Michael Howser, Project Director and Map Interface Development
  • Curtis Denton, Project Management and Interface Design
  • Cary Lynch, Map Interface Development and Interface Design
  • Bill Miller, Aerial Photography Digitization Project Manager
  • Tom Bachant, Map Interface Development
  • George Bentley, Shapefile and KML Development
  • Jonathan Pollak, Shapefile and KML Development
  • Benjamin Spaulding, Dual Map Interface WMS Code Development
  • Josh Strunk, Aerial Photography Mosaic and Digitization

Other books by Jack Dougherty

Data Visualization for All, with Ilya Ilyankou, book-in-progress,

Web Writing: Why and How for Liberal Arts Teaching and Learning, co-edited with Tennyson O’Donnell. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2015,

Writing History in the Digital Age, co-edited with Kristen Nawrotzki. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013,

More Than One Struggle: The Evolution of Black School Reform in Milwaukee. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004,