Webmaster Program Faculty
Rhodes believes that good design and accessibility can co-exist. After several years in the web design and development field, Rhodes became involved in accessibility - from that point on, the goal was to implement accessibility in as many projects as possible and spread the word that accessibility was an important component. Rhodes has been a participant in a number of AIR Austin events, AIR Interactive and has served as an Advisory Board member and trainer at Knowbility, an Austin based non-profit focusing on web accessibility. Rhodes has also had the opportunity to teach and train web accessibility techniques across the country in conferences and training courses. He is a Creative Director & Co-founder of Go9Media.com
Seán Gilkey has a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Washington in Seattle where he specialized in Computational Linguistics and Syntax. He left graduate work at the University of Texas in Austin to begin a career in applications and systems programming. Currently a freelance web and desktop developer using Java, Perl, C and C#, Seán is also a contract instructor with the State of Texas. Seán runs four operating systems on an old PowerPC Macintosh and keeps a pet iMac for company. You can reach Seán at email@example.com.
Greg has been a freelance graphic designer since graduating from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Art in 1989. His design studio Mercury Graphics has provided print, web, and interactive design to clients including 3M, Compaq, Exxon, Ford, Motorola, and Pepsi. He has provided customized training for Austin's major newspapers, ad agencies, high-tech companies, and publishers.
Greg has taught continuing education classes since 1993 for UT Informal Classes, and taught Web Design and Interface Design in ACC's Visual Communications department from 2005-2011. He joined ACC's Webmaster Certificate Program in 1997, teaching Interface Design & Usability, Photoshop, Flash, and Dreamweaver in the classroom and online.
Greg brings years of real-world design experience to his classes, smoothing the learning curve with fun, relevant exercises, and plenty of twisted humor. If the Frappuccinos™ haven't killed him yet, Greg can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diane Thorpe is a Certified Technical Trainer, a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, with over six years experience in training, developing and implementing custom software solutions. Diane's expertise is web-based application design. A Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences with graduate work in Cultural Anthropology, provide her with a varied background from which to draw examples that relate to technical concepts, facilitating student comprehension and retention. Her devotion to the student, sensitivity to student needs, and excellent organization and presentation skills have contributed to her success in the classroom. You can contact Diane at email@example.com
Following about 30 years of experience in engineering, project direction, information systems, business management, and consulting, Andy has been teaching computer applications and web design for almost 8 years. His business career has spanned industries as diverse as manufacturing, engineering services, R&D and software application, and e-commerce system development. His principal training focus has been on MS Office applications, project management, database design, and web development. He has considerable background in financial analysis and accounting and has taught and consulted using QuickBooks. Andy is adept with Crystal Reports, and with some of the newer applications, such as InfoPath, One Note, SharePoint Services, and Acrobat. He has BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering and an MBA and is a registered Professional Engineer.