Douglas R. Dechow is the Director of Digital Projects at the Center for American War Letters and the Digital Humanities and Science Librarian at Chapman University in Orange, California.

Doug is the co-author of Generation Space: A Love Story and The Craft of Library Instruction and the co-editor of Intertwingled: The Work and Influence of Ted NelsonDoug has published articles and chapters in The Atlantic, Air & Space Magazine, Airplane Reading, Creative Writing in the Digital Age, Fifth Wednesday, LitHub, Parade, Poets & Writers, and elsewhere. He has written about WWII for Aviation History, Curator, the anthology Bombs Away!, and other outlets.

Doug has talked at libraries and with community groups, has been a featured author at Fall for the Book, and has presented at conferences, including the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference. He’s also appeared on radio and television; for a sample, check out his appearance on WGN-TV Midday News.

Residencies at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Ragdale, and the Norman Mailer Writers’ Colony have supported his writing.

If you’re interested in Doug’s projects, he would be happy to hear from you. If you’re interested in hosting a presentation based on his homework of memory, the Center for American War Letters, the Boisjoly Challenger Disaster Collection, research techniques for creative writers, or one of Doug’s books, let him know. Use the contact form on this website, or subscribe on the bottom of this page to his email list for occasional updates.