Spring 2012 ITS Tech Conference Speaker Profiles
Sanjay Antony is a Security Intern within the University’s Information Security Office here at Loyola. In this role he is responsible for processing DMCA violations and performing research and reporting on security projects. He earned an undergraduate degree in Information Technology in India and is currently enrolled at Loyola, working towards an MS in Information Technology with a minor in Network Security. Sanjay is very interested in network security and is currently working on an Independent Project separate from his employment with the UISO. Sanjay has been at Loyola since 2011.
John Drevs is the Web Services Director at Loyola University Chicago. He oversees the UMC Web marketing team and is tasked with setting the strategic direction for the Web at Loyola. Prior to coming to Loyola, John started Shamrock Net Design, a pioneering interactive marketing agency that focused on providing Internet solutions to achieve marketing goals. He also spent time as the director of online sales at Pepid, a software company that provided point-of-care information for physician’s handheld devices. John graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1997, with a business degree. He has been at Loyola since 2004.
Sarah Dysart is the Learning Technologies Coordinator within the Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy. As learning technologies coordinator, Sarah works with faculty and staff to assist in exploring, applying, and evaluating technological solutions as a means to enhance the academic experience and improve learning for students. This includes sharing best practices for the use of technology in education by consulting in both group and one-on-one environments. Sarah has been at Loyola since 2007.
Eben English has served in the capacity of Digital Services Librarian at the University Libraries since 2010. In addition to his role as project manager for Loyola eCommons, he is responsible for maintaining the library’s online services, as well developing digital collections of material from the University Archives and Special Collections. He received a MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Brian Fitzpatrick started Google’s Chicago engineering office in 2005 and now leads several of Google’s Chicago engineering efforts, including the Data Liberation Front, and Transparency Engineering. He also serves as internal advisor for Google’s open data efforts, having previously led the Google Code and Google Affiliate Network teams. Prior to joining Google, Brian worked as an engineer at CollabNet, Apple, and a local Chicago development shop. Brian has been an active open source contributor for over thirteen years. A core Subversion developer from 2000 to 2005, he was also the lead developer of the cvs2svn utility. He is a member of the Apache Software Foundation and former VP of Public Relations for the ASF. Brian has written numerous articles and given dozens of presentations, including co-writing “Version Control with Subversion” (now in its second edition) as well as chapters for “Unix in a Nutshell” and “Linux in a Nutshell.” Brian has an A.B. in Classics from Loyola University Chicago with a major in Latin, a minor in Greek, and a concentration in Fine Arts and Ceramics. Brian resides in Chicago.
Alexandria Fox is a Security Intern within the University’s Information Security Office here at Loyola. In this role she is responsible for processing DMCA violations, implementing controls to block phishing attacks and other incident response tasks, and assists in ensuring the security of Loyola’s network. Prior to this role, Alexandria worked as a Residential Network Consultant within Information Technology Services where she was responsible for providing technical support for Loyola’s students. Alexandria is currently a student here at Loyola studying for her BS in Computer Science and MS in Software Engineering; she will be graduating this May. Alexandria has been at Loyola since 2010.
Michelle Fry is is the Director of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program at Loyola University of Chicago, School of Education. She earned her doctorate and masters degrees in Curriculum and Instruction at Loyola University Chicago. She received her BA in Elementary Education at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Dr. Fry directs the TPS program at Loyola University Chicago providing professional development for educators in the Chicago area. She also teaches graduate courses for the program and as an adjunct instructor in the Curriculum and Instruction Department. Her main fields of interest include: teaching and learning for the 21st century, technology integration in education, instructional methodologies, literacy, urban education and reform. Michelle has been at Loyola since 2005.
Ronald Greenberg is an Associate Professor of Computer Science here at Loyola. He has taught a wide range of computer science courses and engaged in many research and service projects, several of which have been funded by the National Science Foundation and other sources. His initial research focus in analysis of algorithms remains an active area of interest. More recently, he has also been deeply involved in efforts to broaden participation in computing, particularly among women and minorities. Dr. Greenberg holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT as well as four degrees from Washington University in St. Louis: a B.S. and M.S. in Systems Science and Mathematics, a B.S. in Computer Science, and an A.B. in Mathematics. Dr. Greenberg has been at Loyola since 1996.
William Honig is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Loyola University Chicago. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Honig held senior industry positions leading Research and Development organizations in Motorola, U S WEST, GTE Corporation, and Bell Laboratories. His academic interests are bringing “real-world” computing to the classroom, large scale software engineering, and mobile collaboration applications. As part of this work he has received grants from NSF, DARPA, HP, Google, and local government organizations. Dr. Honig received the Ph.D. in computer science from Northwestern University and has been at Loyola since 2001
Katherine Kim is an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) System Administrator within Information Technology Services here at Loyola. In this role, she is responsible for design, implementation and support of the ECM systems. Prior to joining Loyola, Katherine worked as a System Engineer at Cerner Corporation where she was responsible for managing clinical application systems. Katherine is a graduate of University of Michigan with a BS in Computer Science and she is currently working on a MS in Information Systems Management at Loyola. Katherine is an AIIM certified ECM Master. Katherine has been at Loyola since 2008.
Beth Koenig is the Academic Advisor for Graduate Programs in the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing at Loyola University Chicago where she played a significant role in the implementation of DocFinity. Beth has the responsibility of maintaining progression and retention programs, plans and facilitates new student orientations, manages registration, and the graduation process. Beth has 10 years of experience in the field of higher education. She completed her post-graduate studies at Loyola University Chicago where she earned a M.Ed. with a concentration in Higher Education. She holds a BA in Psychology from DePaul University. Beth has been at Loyola since 2010.
Marijo Letizia is a full-time faculty member and the Associate Dean of the Master’s and DNP Program in the School of Nursing at Loyola University Chicago. She has earned a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing from Northern Illinois University and a PhD in Education from Loyola University Chicago. MariJo has the responsibility of providing overall leadership for the graduate nursing programs, particularly regarding curriculum and program development. She is also responsible for implementing and evaluating processes related to student admission, retention, and graduation. Marijo has been with Loyola since 1975.
Nick Liberatore is the Digital Media Specialist within the Digital Media Services group. In this role he helps to coordinate the management and maintenance of the several multimedia lab locations around Loyola and primarily provides support to the Digital Media Lab at the Lakeshore Campus. The Digital Media Labs provide a robust equipment loan system, short course training and presentations, poster printing and a wide array of specialized digital media application support. Prior to this position, Nick was an undergraduate student at Loyola and as a student worker, Nick provided support in ResNet. He has a personal interest in audio engineering and sound design and is a Loyola Alum with a BA and MA in Computer Science. Nick has been at Loyola since 2001.
Susan Malisch currently serves as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Loyola University Chicago. In this capacity, she is responsible for developing and implementing the University’s information technology (IT) strategic direction, and delivering IT services that support student learning, faculty research and teaching, administrative processes, and public service. Prior to joining Loyola, Susan has served in leadership roles at Novell, Cambridge Technology Partners, UCLA, and ATT. In 2010 Susan was recognized by The Executives Club of Chicago as the “CIO of the Year” for outstanding achievement in information technology management. In addition to her current responsibilities, Susan remains active in several professional and community service organizations, and serves as president elect for the Chicago Chapter of the Society of Information Management (SIM). She holds a B.S.B.A. degree in Computer Information Systems from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. Susan has been at Loyola since 2005.
Pauline McKinney joined the Business Intelligence team at Loyola University of Chicago in March of 2011. Pauline Mc Kinney brings 6 years of experience in the data warehousing and business intelligence industry, with a background in consulting as well as corporate experience, she has played a number of roles during her career including: DW Manager, Project Manager, ETL Developer, Report Developer, and Business Analyst. Pauline has a BBA in Management Information Systems from the university of Texas at San Antonio, and has taken Masters level courses at DePaul in Data Warehousing.
Terry Moy is the Coordinator of Online Course Development within the Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy. As the Coordinator of Online Course Development, Terry assists academic units with the development of quality standards for online courses and assists faculty with the challenges of converting traditional courses to pedagogically-sound online courses. He provides workshops and one-on-one consultations for faculty on technological and pedagogical issues relevant to the development and sustenance of online courses. Terry has been at Loyola since 2004.
Fatima Nasiq is a Security Intern within the University’s Information Security Office here at Loyola. In this role, she gathers weekly security metrics, performs incident response handling, DMCA violation processing, VPN administration, security research, and publishes security Tech Tips. She is excited about information security because she feels helping employees recognize and respond appropriately to real and potential security concerns boosts her morale and that the sooner a breach is identified, the lower the cost of addressing it will be. Information security is a field of interest to her as she feels it makes businesses faster, better, smarter and, most importantly, safer. Fatima received her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering from India and is currently enrolled at Loyola pursuing an MS in Information Technology. Fatima has been at Loyola since 2011.
Enrique Olmo joined the Business Intelligence team at Loyola University of Chicago in August of 2011. He served as a project manager and report analyst for 7 years and developed Business Intelligence solutions at Levy Home Entertainment for 3 years. He holds a Masters of Information Systems Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management.
Ray Pauliks is the PMO and ECM Manager within Information Technology Services here at Loyola. In this role he is responsible for the Project Management Office and Enterprise Content Management systems and actively manages various projects, including the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) initiative, supports others with their project management needs and continues to grow and enhance Loyola’s project management methodology. Prior to Loyola Ray had project management responsibilities at Exelon and was the Manager of Business Integration at Cardinal Health. Ray is a graduate of Saint Xavier University has graduate degrees from Benedictine University and is PMP certified. Ray has been at Loyola since 2006.
Alma Pitchford is a Digital Media Specialist within the Digital Media Services group. In this role she manages and maintains the Water Tower Campus Digital Media Lab, setting high standards and ensuring an efficient setup that enhances the faculty, staff and student experiences. Her enthusiasm for customer service and attention to detail leaves all clients satisfied and confident in their loan and the DMS services. Alma is always interested in creating learning experiences for anyone she comes across. Prior to joining the DMS team, Alma worked at Oakton Community College as a Learning Specialist for Media-Based Academic Support. She is a graduate of Cleveland State University with BAs in Film & Digital Media and Linguistics and a Masters of Education in Educational Technology. Alma has been at Loyola since 2011.
Tara Radniecki is a Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian in Cudahy Library here at Loyola University Chicago. In this role she is the liaison to the Nursing, Biology, and Environmental Sciences departments providing research and instruction assistance. She also works on many of the Libraries’ digital resource initiatives including online databases, e-books, and emerging technology implementations. She currently sits on Loyola’s E-Textbook Committee with faculty from across campus and has interests in educational and instructional technologies. Tara received a BA from Concordia College, Moorhead and holds Master of Arts degrees from the University of York and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Tara has been at Loyola since 2009.
Stephen Ravenscraft is the Web designer for University Marketing and Communication. Stephen Ravenscraft is responsible for maintaining and evolving the Loyola Web site and supporting University/client strategies for student recruitment, fundraising, and other key business goals through the use of the Web and other online technologies. A visual journalist at the Chicago Tribune for more than 16 years, Stephen served as manager of multimedia graphics and design, developing sophisticated user interfaces and award-winning multi-level interactive presentations. He also served as a senior explanatory journalist for seven years at the Tribune, executing an array of stories in graphic form, and as senior designer/art director, where he focused on identity, section design, and redesign efforts for many feature sections of the Chicago Tribune. As an accomplished member of the National Watercolor Society, Stephen has created award-winning illustrations and paintings for many publications and private collections. Stephen graduated from the American Academy of Art, Chicago, and also studied under renowned watercolorist Irving Shapiro. He has been at Loyola since 2010.
Marco Reynoso is an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) System Administrator within Information Technology Services here at Loyola. He is responsible for providing user support, fulfilling service requests, and setting up new users or departments in DocFinity. Marco works closely with Katherine Kim to maintain and update the DocFinity software. He has over three years of experience working in IT administrator roles. Marco attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics. He has been with Loyola since 2011.
Adam Smeets is the Manager of Digital Media Services within Information Technology Services and adjunct instructor here at Loyola. In this role, Adam manages the campus lab environments at both the Lake Shore and Water Tower campuses. This includes an equipment loan program, training courses, online application and server development, as well as one-on-one consultations for students, faculty and staff. Adam also serves on multiple committees within the institution, as well as teaching courses with a focus on technology, business, and application/web development. Prior to Loyola, Adam was an Assistant Director for Networking and Technology at the University of Delaware. Adam received his Masters of Education from the University of Delaware and his Undergraduate degree from Loyola University Chicago. He’s currently working on his Doctorate of Education with emphasis on Curriculum, Technology and Higher Education from the University of Delaware. Adam is an Apple Certified Trainer in Final Cut Pro and other applications. Adam has been at Loyola since 2007.
Dan Wilk is the Assistant Director of the Loyola University Chicago (LUC), School of Education’s Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program. As Assistant Director of LUC’s Library of Congress TPS grant since the Fall of 2008, Dan has created a program website that has shared teacher resources with individuals in over twenty different countries. Beyond the integration of technology, Dan has presented at National Council of Social Studies Conference (NCSS), Great Lakes Regional Social Studies Conference, and at the Library of Congress TPS National Partners meeting in Washington D.C. Dan also co-teaches a graduate course at Loyola University Chicago on the use of primary sources in education.