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 Expert  107788

Expert in World Wide Web, Hypertext Languages, etc.

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Wisconsin (WI)
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INTERNET. Expert has developed and maintains a list of Internet resources related to the field of computer-mediated communication (CMC). He has created techniques for formatting, designing, and presenting this information in multiple text and hypertext formats. His resource database includes a comprehensive collection of information about the Internet and CMC, a summary of tools on the Internet for Network Information Retrieval (NIR) and CMC, and a hypertext listing of guides and resources for users of the Internet. Expert is an expert in the use of Internet information resource discovery and retrieval tools and has extensive experience in using, describing, and formulating search strategies for subject, keyword, information space, and geographic information queries on the Internet and the World Wide Web. He has experience in Internet training, publishing, and public relations. He has written on subjects related to the Internet, the World Wide Web, and cyberspace.

HYPERTEXT. Expert has created a six-step methodology for the planning, analyzing, designing, implementing, and developing World Wide Web-based hypertext information. This methodology approaches hypertext creation from a user-oriented, continuous process perspective and includes guidelines for defining purpose and objective statements, audience and domain information, and Web specifications and presentation. He has written books describing this methodology (see Selected Publications).

HYPERTEXT MARKUP LANGUAGE. Expert has designed and implemented hundreds of hypertext pages using hypertext markup language (HTML) for the World Wide Web, including widely-used resource lists, a Web-based center for the exchange of scholarly information about computer-mediated communication, support sites, and a Web-based magazine. His writings have described HTML specifications and extensions to HTML. He has trained people in the use of HTML for the production of a Web-based magazine and has extensive experience in the use of HTML within an overall hypertext design process for creating meaning on the World Wide Web (WWW).

WORLD WIDE WEB APPLICATION. As the principal author of the first comprehensive book about the World Wide Web (WWW), The World Wide Web Unleashed, Expert can answer a variety of questions on Web client/server systems, hypertext, and hypermedia information on the Internet. His book describes Web navigation resources for subject, keyword, space, and surfing search strategies. He describes Web applications for education, scholarship, research, science, technology, communication, information, publishing, government, and communities. He outlines a six-part methodology for the planning, analysis, design, implementation, promotion and innovation of hypertext for the Web. Expert has extensive experience in creating, developing, and using Web-based applications for resource listings, publications, and educational materials. He has given presentations about the Web and online communication to more than 4,000 information professionals and members of the public in seven countries. He's given featured keynote speeches at conferences in Beijing, Hong Kong, Stockholm, Mexico City, and Hawaii.

ONLINE PUBLISHING. Since 1992, Expert has developed, edited, and distributed lists of Internet information resources, tools, and applications that are widely used by Internet trainers and users. He published the Web-based periodical, Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine, which served as an informal outlet for ideas and information about the field of computer-mediated communication. He has trained and supervised people who work on his magazine, drawing on his skills to teach and perform tasks in writing, editing, production, policy formulation, publicity, and public relations for this Web-based publication.




hypertext markup language




online publishing


Web design


Web development


World Wide Web application

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois;  Rockford, Illinois;  Aurora, Illinois;  Naperville, Illinois;  Elgin, Illinois;  Waukegan, Illinois;  Milwaukee, Wisconsin;  Madison, Wisconsin;  Green Bay, Wisconsin;  and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Often requested
with this expert:

Software Disputes, Internet Technology, Telecommunications,...
Computers, Data Communications, VOIP, Voice Over Internet...
Internet, Ecommerce, Advertising, Search, Data Mgmt,...
Computer Programming and Technology, Perl, C, and CGI...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1998   MS   Communication and Rhetoric   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York  
1991   MS   Computer Science   University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee  
1989   MFA   Creative Writing   Wichita State University  
1985   BS   Mathematics   Michigan Technological University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1994 to 2000



Independent Consultant


1991 to 1994


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Teaching Assistant


1989 to 1991


University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee


Teaching Assistant/Instructor


1985 to 1989


Boeing Military Airplanes


Specialist Engineer


Career Accomplishments:
Professional Appointments

Expert was previously an editorial board member of Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. He has been an invited speaker at Net conferences and meetings in seven countries.


Expert was awarded the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Founder's Award for Excellence (1994). Boeing Special Recognition Award (1987). He won the 1993 Rensselaer McKinnley creative writing contest for poetry and fiction. He received from Boeing a $7,000 Suggestion Award (1989) for his software documentation idea and a Special Recognition Award (1987) for user interface development.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert is the lead author of three books about the Internet and World Wide Web applications and technologies. He has written dozens of articles describing Internet use in national and online publications, including three peer-reviewed journal articles.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Shepherd-Express  
 - Hampton Press  
 - Sams.net Publishing  
 - Technical Communication  

Consulting Services:
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Intermediate.
French   Intermediate.

Additional Skills and Services:

One of the training seminars Expert offers is "Introduction to the Web as a Communications System." This session presents a comprehensive overview of the technical, social, and informational qualities of the Web as a communications system. Other topics include the Web as a hypertext system, major Web clients (browsers), hypermedia, and interactive information by using an addressing scheme. Expert also teaches a seminar, "Web Development Methodology Overview," which shows how to develop quality Web information using a set of six processes including planning, analysis, design, implementation, promotion, and innovation.


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