About

I help professors communicate their research online

Having an online presence, a Googleable set of pages or profiles, is a best practice. Help people find the work you do. Create greater impact for your research!

An online presence can change your life. It helps you

  • 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 people share their work effectively in online spaces.

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What people say about working with The Academic Designer LLC

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“We would recommend Jennifer for any project where academic research needs to be conveyed onto websites and social media.”

“Jennifer was able to bring together professional, academic content that not only reflected the team and our approach to research, but also met the expectations of our University.”

“Working with Jennifer on the creation of a website was a wonderful experience.”

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

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