Jon Lohman is the Virginia State Folklorist and director of the Virginia Folklife Program. Jon earned a Ph.D. degree in Folklore and Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania. Since coming to Virginia Humanities in 2001, Lohman has been actively showcasing Virginia‚Äôs rich cultural folkways throughout the state at festivals, exhibitions, workshops and other public programs, as well as various forms of media including radio and video, and production of professional, studio recordings, as well as recording countless hours of field recordings of traditional musicians. Lohman has presented his work and collaborated with the Smithsonian, the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, and numerous cultural organizations and festivals throughout Virginia and the country.