David Hamilton

Submitted by David L. Hamilton
Adirondack high peaks, 2010

Director of Web Services
phone: 2167

Responsibilities: Development and maintenance of the college's web presence; strategic planning and oversite for college web initiatives; project management for web application development.

Education: BA in English Literature from the College of Wooster, 1991

Bio: Started my career in trade publishing in NYC, helping print publishers migrate to computer-driven page layout and design from traditional page compositing techniques. From there moved to a family-owned media company in Portland, Maine, and spent ~7 years helping their newspaper and television properties make the transition to the online world. I've spent the last 13 years working in higher education, helping colleges through the same transition process.

Amherst History: I started work at Amherst in March of 2006 in my current position as Director of Web Services.

Professional interests: I ran into the writings of Ted Nelson and his conception of Project Xanadu back in the late 1980's. I've spent the bulk of my career chasing Ted's dream.

Personal interests: I'm an avid reader (currently working my way through Patrick O'Brian), an avid gamer, am active outdoors, especially hiking and light mountaineering, and I have a beautiful Golden Retriever that I spend a lot of time adventuring with.