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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
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

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
  • "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

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-current
  • Member, Tippie College of Business Communications Committee, 2000-current
  • Tippie Homecoming Committee, 2013
  • 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

  • DevIowa 5-Day Course in PHP/SQL, 2014
  • Intermediate Ruby on Rails, 2014
  • Iowa City Start-Up Weekend, 2014
  • WordCamp Chicago, 2014
  • 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