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Education

  • South University Online, Savannah, GA
    M.S. in Information Systems and Technology, 2009, 4.0 GPA
    Specialization in Information Architecture and Design with an emphasis on Interaction and Usability Studies. High Honors Graduate
  • Art Institute Online, Pittsburgh, PA
    Web Design Diploma, 4.0 GPA
  • Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
    B.A. with Departmental Honors in Art History, Cum Laude Olin J. Oliphant Award for Highest Graduating GPA
    Knight Foundation Fellowship for Research in the Humanities
  • Career College Association, Senior Leadership Institute
  • Leadership Flight School, Bartell & Bartell

Skills

  • PHP – object-oriented & procedural
  • MySQL – mysql, mysqli, PDO
  • Semantic HTML5
  • CSS 2.1 & 3.0 / SASS
  • XML / RSS
  • DNS
  • AJAX
  • JavaScript & jQuery
  • JSON/JSONP
  • Web Fonts/Typography
  • Mobile Responsive Design
  • WordPress
  • Social Media Integration
  • Section 508 Usability Standards
  • Version Control (Git)
  • SEO
  • Linux Server Administration

Operating Systems

  • Macintosh OSX
  • Linux OS
  • Windows OS

Software

  • Coda
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Firebug
  • MS Office Suite

Employment

  • Inizio Designs

    Owner

    January 2011 – Present

    Founded web development company.

    • Responsible for marketing, project management, server management, and coding.
    • Lead ad hoc programming teams assembled to meet project requirements. .
    • Serve as private label programming department for a client firm, developing over 80 dynamic content management systems.
    • Coded sites for clients including Airbus Corp., Scandinavian Airlines, American Airlines bankruptcy proceedings.
    • Maintain Macintosh OSX, Windows & Linux hardware.
    • Serve as technical support for new client implementation/data import.
    • Maintain web sites using HTML, CSS, MySQL, PHP, JavaScript/jQuery, DNS, etc.
  • Corvus, LLC (dba Campus ToolKit)

    CEO

    January 2003 – Present

    • Co-founded start-up technology company.
    • Wrote specifications & led development of web-based Retention Intervention System.
    • Wrote specifications & led development of web-based Campus ToolKit System.
    • Continue to oversee all aspects of system development.
    • Co-wrote textbook How to Graduate From College the Easy Way … and Other Popular Fairy Tales.
    • Maintain Macintosh OSX, Windows & Linux hardware.
    • Serve as technical support for new client implementation/data import.
    • Write and design marketing materials.
    • Maintain web sites using HTML, CSS, MySQL, PHP, JavaScript/jQuery, DNS, etc.
  • Art Institute of York, Pennsylvania

    Faculty – Web Design & Interactive Media

    February 1996 – October 2003; 2009 - Present

    • Faculty – Web Design & Interactive Media (January 2009 – present)
    • Executive VP/ Campus Director (July 2001 – Oct. 2003)
    • Evening Director (Jan. 1999 – July 2001)
    • MIS Staff (1996 - 2001)
    • Cisco Networking Instructor (1999 - 2000)
    • Director of Continuing Education (1997 - Jan. 1999)
    • Continuing Education Coordinator (1996 - 1997)
      • Teach web design and web programming courses.
      • Serve on committees, including Strategic Plan Review committee as Campus Director, led a staff of 110.
      • Co-developed a web-based student retention system, increasing retention rates over 10%.
  • Penn State University

    Web Programmer / Consultant

    October 2011 – September 2012

    Hired to reinvent the main admissions site: admissions.psu.edu. This site receives over 25 million views from almost 2 million users each year. Responsible for the following:

    • Restructured information architecture.
    • Created a mobile responsive layout.
    • Optimized structure and content for SEO.
    • Updated code to semantically appropriate HTML5 & CSS3.
    • Coded site to meet all requirements for Section 508 Usability Standards.
    • Optimized all images for mobile devices.
    • Developed a Graphic Style Manual for continued site maintenance.
    • Developed a class-based coding system for the marketing dept. to add content.
    • Consult on ongoing projects.

Technical Qualifications

  • MCSE – Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
  • MCP+I - Microsoft Certified Professional + Internet
  • CCNA - Cisco Certified Networking Associate
  • CCDA – Cisco Certified Design Associate
  • CCAI - Cisco Certified Academic Instructor
  • Comptia Network + Certification
  • More than 21 years of network troubleshooting, software support & training
  • Strong software design, coding, database and troubleshooting skills
  • Teach college-level JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, PHP, MySQL, E-commerce, Interface Design courses

Memberships

  • ACM Special Interest Group on Hypertext, Hypermedia and the Web (2010 – Present)
  • Web Design & Developers Association (2010 - Present)
  • World Organization of Webmasters (2010 - Present)
  • Web Standards Group (2010 - Present)
  • York County Heritage Trust Technology Task Force (2010 - Present)
  • York County Library System Technology Advisory Committee (2013 - Present)
  • Arts to the Core (arts-based charter school) board member (2015 - Present)