Gregory O'Toole, Ph.D.

Lecturer & Sr. Web Software Engineer in Information Science & Technology, IST
Office Location: REB, 317

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Curriculum Vitae:


Ph.D. Web, Media, Cultural Philosophy; University of Denver & European Graduate School
M.A. Emergent Digital Practices, University of Denver
Post-Baccalaureate Studies, Media Studies, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
B.S. Visual Communication, Bradley University

Courses Taught

IST 250 Web and the New Media
IST 256 Web Programming
IST 296 IST in Germany
IST 331 Human Computer Interaction
IST 402 Emerging Technologies The Assembled Web
IST 420 System Integration
IST 421 System Integration II

Awards and Recognition

Invited External Web Software Engineer, McGill University, Montreal, Canada (2016)
Invited Sr. Usability Consultant, European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland & Valletta, Malta (2015)
Penn State College of IST Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award (Nominee) (2015)
Awarded contract to build next-generation interactive water quality research data portal for Nature Abounds PA Senior Environment Corps. (Funded by Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Growing Greener Grant (2015)
Invited Web Team Faculty Advisor, LunarLion at Penn State ("The first university-lead mission to the moon in history") (2015)
Invited Research Web Engineer, Cancer Research, Penn State & Hershey Medical Center. (2015)
Invited Research Web Engineer, Center for Collaborative Research in Intelligent Natural Gas Supply Systems at Penn State. (Funded by a $10 million grant from General Electric.) (2015)
Invited Research Web & Data Engineer, Methane Project, Penn State EESI & Trout Unlimited (TU), PA water quality monitoring research (Funded by the National Science Foundation) (2015)
Invited Reviewer by Yale University Press for Web Style Guide, 4th Edition (2014)
Invited Host Lecturer in exchange program between Penn State and Instituto de Educação Superior de Brasília (2014)
Invited Faculty Usability Expert for innovative elearning environment, EDMC (2014)
Invited Classroom Technology Consultant, Acrobatiq Powered by Carnegie Mellon University (2014)
Invited Reviewer, Sustainable Web Design, Focal Press Taylor & Francis Group (2014)
Invited SME, The Power of Drupal in Higher Education, Princeton University (2013)
Magna Cum Laude honors for Doctoral Dissertation/Defense (Berlin, Germany), European Graduate School, Saas-fee, Switzerland (2013)
Doctoral Dissertation book publication contract, Atropos Press, Think Media Series (New York and Dresden, Germany) (2013)
Invited Visiting Lecturer, Center for Research & Development of Education, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, Japan (2013)
Invited Keynote Address, Plone Education Symposium, Messai University, Tokyo, Japan (Invitation from Plone Users Group Japan) (2013)
Sustainable Web Ecosystem Design book published by Springer (Springer Briefs in Computer Science Series) (2013)
Invited Research Web Engineer for Scientific Collaboration, Critical Zone Exploration Network, Earth & Environmental Systems Institute, Penn State (2013)
Invited Research Web Engineer for Scientific Collaboration, Shale Network, Earth & Environmental Systems Institute, Penn State (2013)
Invited UI/UX Expert to Citeseerx National Science Foundation Funded Research Project by Dr. Lee Giles at the College of Information Sciences and Technology, The Pennsylvania State University (2013)
Webby Award, Honorary Mention (2009)
Webby Award, People's Choice (2008)
Kotka Photographic Center, Finland, NanoArt (2006)
Top Five Award, International Memefest (2006)
Colorado Book Award (2006)
Valparaiso University Poetry Review, Recommended Books List (2006)
Denver Westword, City of Denver Literary Collective (with Twain, Whitman, Cassady, Kerouac, Ginsberg, H.S. Thompson) (2006)
Graduate Deans Academic Scholarship, University of Denver, Digital Media Studies (2005)
Graduate Deans Academic Scholarship, University of Denver, Digital Media Studies (2004)
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Denver, Digital Media Studies (2004)
Montana Arts Council Opportunity Grant (2003)
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Opportunity Grant (2003)
Best News Photograph, Montana Newspaper Association (2002)
Bare Walls Scholarship Endowment, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2000)

Publications & Other Information

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