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Mark R. Albert (The George Washington University)

Mark R. Albert
Director, University Web Services

Washington, District of Columbia

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Mark Albert has been working in higher education for more than 20 years, focusing on displaying information to people, first in publications and then transferring into the digital age in web, portals and mobile. As Director of University Web Services at The George Washington University, his team is responsible for a number of web properties, including providing mobile, portal, intranet and public-facing frameworks and content. He has presented at a number of conferences, including Educause, regional Educause events and the Portal Conference, which he founded and organized at Gettysburg College in 2006 through 2009, and is an advocate for the collegial sharing of information among colleagues in higher education.

Mark is a graduate of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in English Literature and an M.S. in Information Systems. He started his career in higher education as the photojournalist in the Office of Public Relations at California University of Pennsylvania, and this is where he stumbled into this new idea called the World Wide Web in 1994. He also taught the Webmaster Certification program at Pennsylvania State University's Mont Alto campus for a few years.