Greg O'Toole
Dr. Greg O'Toole, B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.
I Build the Web.
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I am a Technical Account Manager at Acquia where I work closely with our enterprise cloud customers to strategically align business goals with the right web technologies and approaches in order to get the most value from Acquia's Digital Experience Platform DXP and to 'eliminate data silos to accelerate digital transformation and deliver complete experiences that engage, convert, and drive results in every channel.'

I am also a long-time Schreyers Honors College faculty member in the College of Information Sciences and Technology and the College of Arts and Architecture at the Pennsylvania State University. I am a faculty member at Purdue University, and the University of Denver. I give seminars, teach, and author courses in Web technology, development, human-centered design, and the cloud in order to help empower the next generation of critical thinkers and internet professionals. I have served on the faculty at Thomas Jefferson University and St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, as well as one of my favorite places, Hof University of Applied Sciences in Bavaria, Germany.

I've been a professional in the Web technology industry since 1994 when Netscape Navigator changed our lives forever. When I'm not at the laptop working, I am usually in a hockey rink or soccer pitch with my kids, and/or running, reading, fishing, and hanging out on the New Jersey shore with my family.

I love to travel, help people learn, and build powerful, useable, and valuable digital projects aligned with business goals.


My professional work focuses on enterprise-level technical and creative design, development and strategy using open source technologies and critical approaches to media studies as a process for building quality digital experiences. As a Sr. Web Developer, Cloud Architect, Professor, Technical Account Manager, and Author, I have been working on the web for the past 25 years helping to build sustainable web ecosystems for a globally diverse range of users, customers, and students. The digital web experiences I have helped build are used by millions of people every day 1 2 3 .

"Reflected in the pursuit of creative outlets found in the view of Terman's Genetic Studies of Genius, that the 'laws of nature are correlative, not compensatory', that good things go together... Greg O'Toole can be likened to the Niagara Falls, beautiful to behold but also harnessed to light up the city of Buffalo and environs."

Dr. Walter S. Nosal, Ed.D. Professor, Emeritus, John Carroll University (1918-2015)


I studied at Harvard University (Computer Science); Bradley University (B.Sc.); The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Post-Bacc.); University of Denver (M.A.); and the European Graduate School (Ph.D.) in Saas-fee, Switzerland for my doctoral research. I defended my doctoral dissertation on extracting meaning from mediated messages with Professor Dr. Hubertus von Amelunxen, Ph.D. in Berlin, Germany. The book was published the same year.

I have enjoyed working with and traveling to many leading organizations and institutions around the world such as Penn State University; McGill University in Quebec, Canada; Ochanomizu University in Tokyo, Japan; Drupalcon in Dublin, Ireland; Hof University in Bavaria, Germany; Yale University Press; Kotka Photographic Center in Kotka, Finland; Rhonda Schaller Gallery in New York City; Chicago Public Library; Oprah Winfrey & Harpo Studios; University of California at Berkeley; University of Chicago; Frontline on PBS; Cellbytes in Australia; Temple University; Philadelphia Cultural Alliance; Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program at the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil; Instituto de Educação Superior in Brazil; Harvard University; National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Endowment for the Arts; Montana Arts Council; Los Angeles Center for Digital Art; University of Applied Sciences Hof, Bavaria, Germany; The British Journal of Educational Technology; Acquia; IEEE Computer Society; Springer Briefs in Computer Science; Enterprise Learning Solutions/NIIT in India; The National Library of Poetry; Fannie Mae and the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington DC; and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston.

2022 Winter Olympics on NBC

United Nations Children's Fund


Harvard University

DrupalCon Global 2020


University College Dublin

World Cup 2019

Copa America 2019

W.L. Gore

Penn State University

Purdue University Global



US Agency for Global Media

Voice of America

NBC Sports

Radio Free Europe

DrupalCon Dublin 2016



Springer Publishing

Archdiocese of Boston

Art Institute of Chicago

British Journal of Educational Technology

Lethbridge College

Bradley University

University of Denver

European Graduate School

Georgetown College



Amazon Web Services

McGill University

University of Montana

PBS Frontline

National Communication Association


National Science Foundation

Ochanomizu University

Open Camps

United Nations

The Art Institutes

Yale University





Temple University


Golf Channel

National Endowment for the Arts

University College Cork

Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

Mayor's Office of the City of Detroit


PAC 12


Marvel Studios

City of Los Angeles

Red Hat

Open Source

St. Josephs University



Home Depot

Fannie Mae

City of Houston


Denver Broncos

Association of American Medical Colleges

LPG Go City

Voya Financial


Drupal Member


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