Work with Jennifer

Jennifer van Alstyne: communications and social media; owner, The Academic Designer LLC

Hi there! I’m Jennifer van Alstyne. As a communications strategist, my goal is to present your work in ways that are

  • clear
  • understandable
  • engaging

My focus is helping professors and researchers communicate their work online. Social media and websites are highly effective ways to manage your online presence.

Connect with me on social media @HigherEdPR

Professors, scientists, and researchers

My experience in higher education events management, public relations, and student life informs my process. I’ve researched how best to promote your academic presence and showcase your scholarly achievements.

Your time is important. You must prioritize research and teaching.

I’ve worked with professors, scientists, and researchers around the world. Are you ready to start managing your online presence? I’m here to help.

Whether you’re looking for self-paced training like my online courses…

You want 1:1 support for social media or websites…

Or, you need a new bio…

I love working with professors like you.

Research labs, organizations, and academic departments

The Academic Designer LLC works with groups around the world

  • research centers
  • research labs
  • faculty development offices
  • organizations

Whether you need training for your group…

Or user-experience (UX) and content strategy for your website…

I help organizations understand how your

  • social media
  • website
  • blog

works for your larger communications goals.

Got a project in mind?

View my services.

Let’s talk about how we can work together. Email me at

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