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E. James Ford
  • 40, Male
  • New York, NY
  • United States
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Embark Admissions and Prospect Management
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Started this discussion. Last reply by E. James Ford Mar 2, 2009.

Online Payment Gateway Recommendations
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Started this discussion. Last reply by jgasm Sep 9, 2008.

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Profile Information

Employer?
NYU Steinhardt
Website:
http://steinhardt.nyu.edu
Personal Website:
http://ejimford.com
Find me on Twitter at:
http://twitter.com/JimSix
Find me on LinkedIn at:
http://www.linkedin.com/in/ejimford
List three areas of expertise or specialization.
Project Management, Information Architecture
What CMS are you using?
Custom Built
What department or office are you in?
Dean / Communication
Primary Job Responsibility
Manage, maintain, and update more than 50 academic and non-academic websites at NYU Steinhardt. Develop and deploy custom web-applications for various units. Project lead on new social-media initiatives including blogging, podcasting, and integrating with external networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc). Plan and execute integrated communication strategies. Coordinate cross-department collaboration in online environments. Provide training and technical support for faculty, students, and staff.
Number of students at your institution
7000 (School) / 50000+ (University)

Latest Activity

E. James Ford replied to Eric Juden's discussion April Fool's Day Fun
"What about some joke/message hidden in the source code of the home page?  Perhaps a little ASCII art? That way the prank that won't screw with your conversions or freak out the administration, but you can still get a little viral mileage…"
Mar 15, 2011
E. James Ford replied to Nicholas Triscritti's discussion Commercial Web Marketing on an EDU site?
"Ahem... Missed the edit window. That should be "Next thing you know...""
Mar 15, 2010
E. James Ford replied to Nicholas Triscritti's discussion Commercial Web Marketing on an EDU site?
"Yeah... I mean, taking a step back I can actually see how advertisements could even be USEFUL on certain kinds of internal websites - As long as they are intelligent adwords-style text ads, as opposed to "punch-the-monkey" flashing…"
Mar 15, 2010
E. James Ford replied to Nicholas Triscritti's discussion Commercial Web Marketing on an EDU site?
"You should definitely consult your University legal team on this matter, since I don't think any of us here are lawyers. BUT, I think the short answer is "it depends." I don't believe there is any blanket law against an…"
Mar 12, 2010
E. James Ford replied to Cliff Jenkins's discussion Ning for incoming students...
"Rachel Reuben did a great job of blogging about her experience using Ning on the "Café New Paltz" for incoming students. http://doteduguru.com/id1793-cafe-new-paltz-5-days-in.html"
Mar 12, 2010
Jonathan Winters left a comment for E. James Ford
"thanks for stalking me. :)"
Mar 12, 2010
E. James Ford replied to Luke Wertz's discussion Mobile Website Features
"Was just checking out this website and saw that you use iWebKit... How was your experience working with this framework?"
Feb 16, 2010
E. James Ford replied to Luke Wertz's discussion Mobile Website Features
"Agreed... And the nice thing was that Android and iPhoneOS were both using the same rendering engine for their browsers (WebKit), so you could reliably code a mobile website across two of the more dominant mobile platforms - the obvious exception…"
Feb 16, 2010

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At 2:40pm on March 12, 2010, Jonathan Winters said…
thanks for stalking me. :)
 
 
 

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