Greg O'Toole
Dr. Greg O'Toole B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.

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I've been a technical professional in the Web industry since 1994 when Netscape Navigator changed our lives forever. Over that time I've worked closely with countless cross-sector enterprise organizations to strategically align business goals with the right cloud web technologies and approaches to accelerate digital transformation and deliver complete experiences that engage, convert, and drive results.

I hold several industry standard technical certifications on leading platforms. I am a long-time Schreyers Honors College and award-winning faculty member in the College of Information Sciences and Technology and the College of Arts and Architecture at the Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, the University of Denver, and the University of Maryland. I give seminars, hybrid teach, and author courses on Web technology topics such as: application development, human-centered design, security and risk analysis, and cloud computing in order to give back and to help empower the next generation of critical thinkers and web professionals.

Additionally, I am proud to 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.

When I'm not at the computer working, I'm usually at a hockey rink or soccer pitch with my kids, and/or running long distances, reading, fishing, supporting the Philadelphia Phillies, and hanging out on the New Jersey shore with my brilliant partner and the Hat Trick (our 3 sporty, brainy kids).

I love to travel, help people learn, and build powerful, useable, and valuable digital projects in the cloud.


My professional work focuses on enterprise-level technical and creative development and strategy using open source technologies and critical approaches to media studies as a process for building quality digital experiences. As a Sr. Technical Product Marketing Manager, Sr. Web Developer, Cloud Architect, Professor, Technical Account Manager, and Author, I have been working on the web for the past 30 years helping to build sustainable web ecosystems for a globally diverse range of organizations, users, businesses, and higher education institutions. 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.

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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.

Stanford University

World Cup 2022 Qatar

University of Maryland

2022 Winter Olympics on NBC

United Nations Children's Fund

Harvard University


Purdue University

DrupalCon Global 2020


Harvard OpenScholar

University College Dublin

World Cup 2019


University of Iowa

National 9/11 Memorial & Museum

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


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