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Rachel A. Stewart

Director of E-Communications and Web Developer


Stead Technology Services Group
S294  John Pappajohn Bus Bldg
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994
Ph: 319-335-0935
Fax: 319-335-1956
E-mail: rachel-stewart@uiowa.edu

Academic History

  • BA in Russian, Bemidji State University, 1981

Expertise

  • Electronic Communications and Marketing
  • Website Design and Administration

                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

                    • "About the Iowa Tech Chicks", UI App-Devs Meeting, January 2014
                    • "Responsive Email Design", Iowa Tech Chicks meeting, January 2014
                    • "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
                    • "Creating an Online Presence for Your Non-Profit", Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness class, October 2011
                    • Website Usability, UI Webcamp, 2004
                    • Critique of Online Alumni Magazines, Big 10 Editors Conference, October 2002
                    • Book Discussion, Website Style and Usability, UI Webmasters Meeting, June 2002
                    • Creating AvantGo Channels for PDAs, UI Webmasters Meeting, January 2002
                    • Beyond Basic HTML, UI Webmasters Meeting, 2001

                    Consulting

                    • Wild Blue Fig, 2013-current

                    Committees and Professional Service

                    • Tippie Homecoming Committee, 2013-current
                    • Co-Founder, Iowa Tech Chicks, 2012-current
                    • Member, University of Iowa Web Community Planning Committee, 2010-current
                    • Member, Tippie College of Business Communications Committee, 2000-current
                    • Member, ITS Professional Development Team, 2006-2011
                    • Chair, Tippie College of Business Elected Staff Council, 2007-2008
                    • Member, University Assistant Webmaster Search Committee, 2007
                    • Member, College of Engineering Webmaster Search Committee, 2006
                    • Senior Counselor, UI Webcamp 2004, 2004
                    • Member, UI Online Community Design Committee, 2001-2003
                    • UI List Server Project Team Member, 2002
                    • Member, UI Online Community Project Steering Committee, 2001
                    • UI PDA Project Team Member, 2001

                    Additional Training

                    • Mission Creek Tech + Innovation Conference, 2014
                    • Ruby on Rails, 2014
                    • Wordcamp St. Louis, 2014
                    • Accessing Higher Ground Virtual Conference, Association on Higher Education and Disability, 2013
                    • Introduction to Ruby, 2013
                    • Madison RailsBridge Workshop, 2013
                    • Social Brand Forum, Brand Driven Digital, 2013
                    • Six-Week Start-up for Entrepreneurs, 2013
                    • HighEdWebDev Conference, 2012
                    • HighEdWebDev Conference, 2009
                    • HighEdWebDev Conference: Infinite Solutions, 2008
                    • An Event Apart: For People Who Make Websites, 2007
                    • HighEdWebDev Conference: Collaborate, Participate, Innovate, 2007
                    • The Conference for Adobe Photoshop Users, 2007
                    • WebBuilder2.0 Conference, 2006
                    • HighEdWebDev Conference: e-Merging Visions, 2004
                    • Microsoft Course: Updating Webserver Skills to IIS 6.0, 2004
                    • Productivity Point Course: Cascading Style Sheets, 2004
                    • WebdevShare Conference: Sharing Solutions, 2002
                    • lynda.com Traveling Road Show, 2001
                    • Web Graphics Certification, Lynda Weinman's Macromedia Design Symposium, 1999