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Rachel A. Stewart

Rachel A. Stewart

Stead Technology Services Group

Director of E-Communications and Web Developer

  319-335-0935
  S294  Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994

Academic History

  • BA in Russian, Bemidji State University, 1981

Expertise

  • Accessibility and User Experience
  • Digital Marketing and Communications
  • Presentations and User Training
  • Responsive Design
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Technical and Creative Writing and Editing
  • Web Programming and Database Development
  • Website Design, Development, and Administration

Awards

  • SPOT Award, Tippie College of Business, April 2016
  • I3 Award, Tippie College of Business, May 2015
  • SPOT Award, Tippie College of Business, April 2013
  • Award of Excellence for the Tippie College website, APEX, 2010

Prior Positions

  • Webmaster, Office of Student Financial Aid, University of Iowa, July 1999 - November 2000
  • Web Editor, University of Iowa Alumni Association, February 1998 - July 1999
  • Assistant Editor for Constitue Publications and Webmaster, Indiana University Alumni Association, November 1996 - January 1998
  • Text and Electronic Promotions Manager, Indiana University Press, 1994 - 1996
  • Assistant Editor, Indiana University Press, 1990 - 1994

Presentations

  • "WordPress for Beginners", Iowa Tech Chicks workshop, 2014
  • "Responsive Design Trends and Web Hosting", TippieTech meeting, October 2014
  • "About the Iowa Tech Chicks", UI App-Devs Meeting, January 2014
  • "Responsive Email Design", Iowa Tech Chicks meeting, January 2014
  • "WordPress for Beginners", Iowa Tech Chicks workshop, 2013
  • "21st Century Business Tools", Small Business and Entrepreneurship Expo of Greene County, Iowa State University Extension & Outreach, Jefferson, Iowa, October 2013
  • "Beginner and Advanced WordPress", Iowa Tech Chicks WordPress Weekend, April 2013
  • "It's Finally Time to Build Your Website", Entrefest, March 2013

Committees and Professional Service

  • Tippie Intranet Team, 2014-current
  • Co-Founder, Iowa Tech Chicks, 2012-current
  • Member, University of Iowa Web Community Planning Committee, 2010-2015
  • Member, Tippie College of Business Communications Committee, 2000-2015
  • Member, ITS Professional Development Team, 2006-2011
  • Judge, eduStyle Higher-ed Web Awards, 2010

Additional Training

  • MidCamp (Drupal Conference), 2016
  • Drupal Jump Start Workshop, 2015
  • University of Illinois Web Conference, 2015
  • WordCamp Omaha, 2015
  • WordCamp St. Louis, 2015
  • Iowa City Start-Up Weekend, 2014
  • PHP/SQL (5-day Dev/Iowa course), 2014
  • WordCamp Chicago, 2014
  • Intermediate Ruby on Rails (Dev/Iowa course), 2014
  • Mission Creek Tech + Innovation Conference, 2014
  • WordCamp St. Louis, 2014
  • Accessing Higher Ground Virtual Conference, Association on Higher Education and Disability, 2013
  • Introduction to Ruby on Rails (Dev/Iowa Course), 2013
  • Madison RailsBridge Workshop, 2013
  • Social Brand Forum, Brand Driven Digital, 2013