Evan Liddiard, Jr. has been the Senior Education Specialist with the Virginia Historical Society since 2011. He is the architect behind HistoryConnects, the award-winning distance learning initiative from the VHS. As a representative for the VHS, and previously for the Library of Virginia, he has presented at several workshops, seminars, and institutes for K-12 educators throughout the state of Virginia, with a particular focus on professional development through the incorporation of primary sources and historical inquiry. He has recently spearheaded a project in conjunction with Teaching Primary Sources and the Library of Congress, creating an object-driven online institute for educators focusing on the collections of the VHS and the Library.
Evan received both his BA and MA in American History from VCU, with concentrations in 20th century American history, public history, and history education. Originally from Utah, he has made Virginia his home for nearly 30 years. He currently lives in Richmond with his wife Katie and daughter Vera.