About jerz.setonhill.edu

Dennis G. Jerz
I teach new media journalism as an associate professor of English at Seton Hill University. My recent scholarly interests cover weblogs, interactive fiction, technology in literature, and web usability and design.

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This website began as a resource for my own students, though many of the pages have attracted traffic from search engines and weblogs. Many of the resources on this web site were originally created while I was teaching at the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire (UWEC). A few pages even date from my grad student days at the University of Toronto.

During my five years in Eau Claire, I constantly expanded and fine-tuned the collection of instructional resources on my website, thanks to the feedback from my own students, students and teachers at other institutions, and random visitors (whose comments are always welcome and often helpful). In my last two months at UWEC, my site was drawing nearly 200,000 hits per month.

I'm very grateful to the administration at Seton Hill University for supplying me with internet service to support my continued online activities. (I used to use Supplehost, but when they stopped answering my e-mails for several months, I switched to RimuHosting. I understand SuppleHost has a new owner now, so it may be that they will change their ways.)

Will Gayther, a UWEC undergraduate majoring in computer science, updated my weblog software as part of an independent study, and for years continued to offer his services in a manner above and beyond the call of duty--even after I gave him an "A" for his project.

Now the blog runs on MovableType, and I am slowly converting the rest of the website from static HTML to pages served via MovableType.

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