Greg O'Toole B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D. | College of Information Sciences and Technology
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Greg O'Toole, B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.

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Title(s):
  • Part-time Adjunct Instructor
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Education:
  • Ph.D., Media & Communication, European Graduate School & University of Denver

  • M.A., Emergent Digital Practices, University of Denver

  • Post-Bacc. Studies, Digital Design, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • B.Sc., Communication Studies, Bradley University

Biography:

I've been working with digital media and web technology since 1992, prior to any real commercially available web browsers. I have been at Penn State since 2009, working in research and education. I built this website you are on right now along the way; a Drupal 7 site with a custom theme. I was an Assistant Teaching Professor in IST, and also now I work with companies all over the world to build enterprise digital experiences on the web.

My professional work focuses on enterprise-level technical and creative development and strategy using open source technologies and critical approaches to media studies as a process for building quality digital experiences. As a Sr. Web Developer, Cloud Architect, Professor, Technical Account Manager, and Author, I have helped build applications that are used by millions of people every day.

This experience fuels the courses I've authored and currently teach for IST including:

  • IST250 Introduction to Web Design and Development
  • IST256 Programming for the Web
  • IST402 Special Topics - The Assembled Web
Research Interests:
  • Modular Digital Design, Digital Media, Ui/Ux, user-centered, HCI
  • Drupal/Open source web application development and community
  • Javascript (decoupled, Progressive Web Apps)
  • Web software development workflow (automation, testing, and deployment)
  • Cloud computing, Cyber security, WAFs, Web-user data profiling
  • Info-Media Literacy
Publications:

For a complete list of publications and ongoing projects, please visit http://otoole.info.