Michael Kappeler has new role in Academic Technology

Michael Kappeler, known around campus as ‘MK’, was promoted this summer to the position of academic technologist. MK has been with the College for nearly six years in expanding roles as a web developer/designer. For the last two years, his work has focused on academic projects and support.

MK has already established his reputation as a go-to expert for faculty who need help with anything web-related, but he’s actually a renaissance man in ITS. His abilities as a programmer and teacher made him an ideal person to train and lead our Summer interns for the SEED program. His artistry spans a variety of analog and digital forms, including illustration, photography, music, and film. (In fact, this past weekend he premiered his new graphic novel project at the Small Press Expo, the premier annual conference for independent comics producers.) His skills nicely complement those of our other academic technologists, Andrew Ruether and Doug Willen. As we undertake new projects in the digital arts and humanities, it is great to know that we will continue to have MK’s considerable talents to draw upon. To reach Michael, email mkappel1@swarthmore.edu or call x6130.