Carnegie Mellon University

CMU Web

A service provided by the University CMS Team

The University CMS Team

Mark Adamson

Mark Adamson

Manager, Web Operations, Computing Services

Address
311 South Craig Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Mark Adamson is the manager of the Web Operations team for Computing Services. The team is in charge of the campus web content management system and other web authoring systems that create the content for cmu.edu. He is also an alum of the university. In his spare time, Mark has also been on the Red Carpet at the Academy Awards, has been pickpocketed by a Capuchin monkey and has kissed the Blarney Stone.

Amber Becker

Amber Becker

Digital Project Manager, Marketing and Communications

Address
4721 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Amber oversees project management for the University CMS team. With a focus on active communication, clear workflows, progressive technology and continual learning, she helps the team leverage the power of well-planned projects. When not tracking down runaway processes, she's likely to be at the dog park with her pup, Caesar Salad, off on a road trip with her husband or reading a bestseller.

Amanda Berneburg

Amanda Berneburg

Director, Online Strategy, Marketing and Communications

Address
4721 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Amanda Berneburg is the functional owner of the university's centrally operated Content Management System (CMS). She oversees the Marketing and Communications team that designs and develops the CMS and associated branded templates.

Steve Chabassol

Steve Chabassol

User Interface Designer & Developer, Marketing and Communications

Address
4721 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Steve makes the internet pretty with the CSS and JavaScripts. He makes music, poetry and art under the name Steve Chab. His favorite colors are chartreuse, salmon and periwinkle. Be his friend, please.

John Dermott

John Dermott

Digital Content Manager, Marketing and Communications

Address
4721 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

John is responsible for helping website owners across campus think strategically about their website goals, audience and user experience. He instructs on best practices for the web including SEO, content strategy and accessibility and contributes to CMS documentation found on cmu.edu/web. Fun fact: For the first few years of his life, he grew up in a cabin with an outhouse and no electricity in Maine.

Nora Fergany

Nora Fergany

Web Analyst, Computing Services

Address
311 South Craig Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Nora helps support the CMS. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Pittsburgh. When she's not behind a monitor, she enjoys literature, traveling, learning new languages and being around animals.

Lauri Francis

Lauri Francis

Web Developer, Computing Services

Address
311 South Craig Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Lauri's day is spent managing, monitoring and improving CMU's enterprise CMS. Her academic credentials include a BFA from Washington University in St Louis, M.S. in information studies and MBA in marketing, both from Syracuse University. Whenever possible, she is swimming, biking and running, and loves to travel to athletic and sporting events. Watch for Lauri and her Newfoundland dog Taylor at CMU's "Take our Daughters and Sons to Work" day — they are co-presenters.

Chris Kornell

Chris Kornell

Senior Front-End Developer, Marketing and Communications

Address
4721 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

With a unique background in design and development and a passion for in-depth problem-solving, Chris crafts custom solutions for the university CMS using both front-end and back-end development. When not playing the role of keyboard cowboy, you can find him working out or playing the 100th game of fetch with his trusty sidekick, a German Shepherd named Sonnet.

Heather Roylo

Heather Roylo

Senior Systems Analyst, Computing Services

Address
311 South Craig Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Heather has been part of the CMS team since 2011 and has primarily focused on making the CMS user experience as pleasant as possible. She has held a variety of support roles including training, producing eLearning videos and writing how-to documentation. On her free time she can be found attempting to walk her recently adopted lab mix rescue who apparently has never seen a leash before. She comes from Hawaii and is still trying to figure out how to roast a pig underground when the Burgh is frozen over.

Dom Travisano

Dom Travisano

Unix Systems Administrator, Computing Services

Address
311 South Craig Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Dom has been working with a wide-range of web technologies at CMU for 10 years. He has had an interest in software, architecture and integrating systems since childhood. While he has been performing systems related duties lately for the group, he also enjoys developing applications. Away from his laptop, Dom enjoys bicycling. You may see Dom taking a lunch-time ride on his bicycle. Take a spin with him!

Sakena Washington

Sakena Washington

Digital Content Manager, Marketing and Communications

Address
4721 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Sakena curates, manages and maintains content and visuals for some of cmu.edu’s top-level pages, as well as sites our leadership has set as key areas of focus for CMU. While living in Los Angeles, she participated regularly in Mortified – a live storytelling event where adults share their teenage-angst diaries in front of total strangers. Did we mention she has stage fright?

Visit the Marketing and Communications site for additional background on the Marketing and Communications team.