I help busy professors have an online presence

Sharing your research and teaching online helps more people. Create greater impact and reach people around the world.

Your online presence, or digital footprint, is an effective way to

  • Help more people
  • Develop a scholarly network
  • Share your articles and publications
  • Engage your students
  • Advocate for funding
  • Find collaborators
  • Increase awareness of your work
  • Connect with your community
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I’m Jennifer van Alstyne, a communications strategist and owner of The Academic Designer LLC. I help professors feel confident when showing up online.

The Social Academic blog

Guides and interviews for having on online presence in academia.

What people say about working with The Academic Designer LLC

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Jennifer makes people feel comfortable with something that’s often hard to do, but essential in business: talking about one’s self.”

“Every meeting with Jennifer was a revelation; she was constructive in her feedback, yet collaborative in her strategy. My website engagement has increased significantly.”

“I really liked the level of strategic plan – not too simple, not too advanced for my level of SM knowledge. Jennifer really opened my eyes to what is relevant for a Social Media Strategy and gave me clarity on what I want to do.”

“Jennifer was able to pinpoint the overall essence, and goals of what I am moving towards achieving through creating a new website. Not only was she able to give clear direction, with direct explanations behind why choices for my site would be beneficial, she was able to see my vision, and reflect back the value of what I am trying to achieve.”

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