Looking for help with your website? We can create your site in Amherst’s content management system, or we can explore other technological and design solutions, working with IT’s Web Services team or with vendors. We do everything from building entire websites, to improving navigational flow and mobile-friendliness of existing content, to ensuring your pages can be found by search engines. We can also help make your content accessible.

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Creating Pages on the Amherst College Website?

If you are creating or managing web pages for your department or project, please don’t hesitate to contact Willa Jarnagin for assistance with:

  • setting up and organizing your site;
  • adding display components to visually enhance your content;
  • adding photographs and other images;
  • streamlining your content for ease of navigation and usability;
  • arranging for a writer/editor to work with you;
  • optimizing your pages for search engines;
  • building forms, calendars, or other special web content;
  • ensuring your content is accessible.

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Willa W. Jarnagin

Willa W. Jarnagin

Director of Web Design & Communications Services

I can help you and your department with myriad aspects of your web presence, from crafting your content strategy to heightening your visual impact, and more. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any question, big or small. Behind the scenes, I work closely with the Web Services team in IT, specializing in SASS/CSS and various aspects of interface design. I also design and build custom sites, in either Drupal or WordPress (see The Common), and work with vendors on all kinds of projects. With a background in graphic design, typography, and illustration, I can also make original graphics for websites, social media, and more.

Roberta L. Diehl

Roberta L. Diehl

Director of Digital Communications

As Director of Digital Communications since 2015, I lead the creative team responsible for produing online, print, photography and video content, setting strategies, prioritizing requests, and recommending and implementing tools to improve the efficiency of our work. The Digital Communications Team enhances and develops the College's website, photographs special events and daily activities, records major speakers and develops unique short videos about the Amherst community, and designs a range of publications, from posters to brochures to annual reports.

Contact me if you have questions, requests or suggestions related to web, print, photography or video. 

Pronouns: she/her/hers