- Director, University Marketing and Communications
- Administration Building G18
- Ian enjoys being outdoors, going for long jogs, and spending time with his wife, J.R., and their two boys, Cale and Crosby.
- Director of Operations
- She is the first person to contact when you are interested in working with UMC on a project.
- She loves to brainstorm new ideas for publications with clients and enjoys the variety of projects that come through UMC.
- Crystal is a great source when questions arise regarding University Identity Standards.
- A self-described “design nerd,” she finds herself picking up publications from a variety of different places (to read and critique).
- Director of News and Media Relations
- Cell: 906-281-7530
- Administration Building G07A
- Administration/Executive Team/Board of Trustees
- Policy and Funding Issues
- Research Centers and Institutes
- International Programs & Services
- Graduate School
- Her specialties include working with local, regional, national and special-interest news media.
- She is skilled at finding and developing University news and research stories and interesting the news media in covering them.
- She maintains the University Experts Guide.
- She is a former newspaper reporter and magazine writer.
- She enjoys reading detective stories and science fiction novels.
- Director of Research News
- Cell: 906-231-4271
- Administration Building G22
- Sciences, Engineering and Technology
- School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
- She focuses on writing new stories about Michigan Tech research -- everything from robotic prostheses to mesocosms to the physics of raindrops.
- A University of Montana graduate, she earned a master's degree in environmental science and natural resource journalism, which built on her bachelor's in geoscience from Northland College.
- She also teaches dance through the Student Development Complex's community programs.
- She's a radio geek.
"So have your wits about you and dig in."
- Brand Manager
- Administration Building G16
- Writes, edits, and shares Michigan Tech's stories across print, digital, and social
- Works across UMC and campus to infuse on-brand tone and style in external marketing pieces
- Shuttles kids to and from dance and hockey most evenings and weekends (and loves every second of it!)
- Director of Communications and Public Relations
- Cell: 906-398-7139
- Administration Building G21
- Stefanie leads UMC's communications strategy and serves as a special assistant for state relations endeavors.
- Her professional background includes experience in law, government relations, higher education administration, and creative writing.
- She earned her law degree at Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, her master's in creative writing from the University of Cambridge, and her bachelor’s in English at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
- She enjoys spending time her family and moonlights as fiction writer and editor.
"Just Go with It!"
Joel C. Vertin
- Director of Digital Services
- Administration Building G29A
Links of Interest
Areas of Expertise
- Content Management Theory
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Digital Analytics
- Web Accessibility
- Leading a web marketing revolution at Michigan Tech
- Serves on the HighEdWeb Association Membership Committee
- Is a Michigan Tech alumnus from Laurium
Dawn M. Pichette
- Administrative Aide
- Administration Building G13
- Administration Building G19