J.R. Jamison is a founder of The Facing Project, a national organization that connects people through stories to strengthen communities. He is also the co-host of The Facing Project Radio Show on NPR.
In addition to The Facing Project, J.R. serves as the Executive Director of the Indiana Campus Compact, and as an editor for the International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement.
He developed the discussion guides for all three of Kelsey Timmerman’s books, “Where Am I Giving? A Global Adventure Exploring How to Use Your Gifts and Talents to Make a Difference” (Wiley, 2018), “Where Am I Eating? An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy” (Wiley, 2014), and “Where Am I Wearing? A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes” (Wiley, 2012 — a New York Times Bestseller).
“Where Am I Wearing?,” “Where Am I Eating?,” and both of their discussion guides have been adopted as a campus common reader by over 100 colleges, universities, and high schools across the country. The partial guide for “Where Am I Eating?” can be found on this site.
J.R.’s writing has appeared in national journals and he has been featured in The Huffington Post, Harlem World Magazine, The Guardian, and on NPR. His memoir, HILLBILLY QUEER, is forthcoming. He seeks to connect people to create understanding across difference, and he regularly speaks at conferences, universities, and speakers’ series around the nation and the world. Invite him to yours!
J.R. is represented by Julie Stevenson of Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents in New York City. He lives in Muncie, Indiana.