William R. Kennedy

University Webmaster; Director, Web Operations

FDU Office of Communications


Interests:

Internet; worldwide web; web page authoring skills; HTML; CSS; role of webmaster; marketing via internet; photography and web graphics

 

Credentials, capsule biography:

B.A., Psychology, Swarthmore College; Master of Administrative Science, Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Fairleigh Dickinson University offers a wide range of academic programs on four campuses — the Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, NJ, the Florham Campus in Madison, NJ, the Vancouver Campus in Canada, and Wroxton College in Wroxton, England. - See more at: http://view2.fdu.edu/academics/#sthash.Umg6nINy.dpuf

First Webmaster at FDU, 1997; developed "Pagetoaster" content management system, 1999. Executive Director, NJIT Center for Information Age Technology (CIAT) 1987-1997; conceived and produced NJ SwIFT -- annual conferences of New Jersey Software Industry, 1990-1996; co-developed region's first Web Skills Certification program, 1996.


Short Abstract

Kennedy was FDU's first University Webmaster and has shepherded the www.fdu.edu website from a few tens of pages in 1997 to thousands of pages receiving millions of pageviews per year. He developed Pagetoaster, the first Content Management System (CMS) used at FDU, and led implementation of the commercial CMS system now used by hundreds of faculty and staff to maintain pages for their respective offices and departments. As an adjunct instructor he has taught credit-bearing and continuing education courses in web development technologies and leadership skills.

Adjunct Instructor (in classroom and online)

I have taught several courses at FDU, some of them more than 15 semesters. Among the courses listed below, the courses asterisked are those I also created and was the first to teach.

SOCI3401 - Computers and Society *; INFO2105 - Web Page Design; INFO2106 - Web Site Design; INFO4201 - Information Technology Needs Assessment and Management; MADS6676 - Perspectives on Leadership from Film *; MADS6677 - Planning for Changes in Information Technology *

Also co-developer and co-instructor of some popular continuing education courses: Web Skills; Dreamweaver; LAMPP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl, PHP).