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Joe is the Web Project Coordinator in Institutional Marketing for Grand Valley State University. His responsibilities include testing of the university webpages for maximum usability, maintain GVSU web standards, performing CMS requests, and assisting departments with any questions or concerns.

Previously, Joe worked in the Office of Student Life at Grand Valley coordinating all major campus events and traditions, as well as cultural programming. He is a proud member of Sigma Pi Fraternity and looking to get involved with student organization advising.

Joe earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Communication from Aquinas College and a master's degree from Grand Valley State University in Higher Education.

When not working, Joe enjoys spending time on the lake in the summer sun, paying way too much attention to his Fantasy Football teams, and learning something new every day.

In March 2018, I spent two weeks in Shanghai China on a PIC Exchange program with East China Normal University. Here are my ECNU experiences. - Twitter - LinkedIn
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Tools to use

Grammarly Chrome Extension - Grammarly will make sure your messages, documents, and social media posts are clear, mistake-free, and impactful. Adding Grammarly to Chrome means that your spelling and grammar will be vetted nearly everywhere you write on the web.

aXe Chrome Extension - Accessibility checker for WCAG 2 and Section 508 accessibility. Find accessibility defects on your website or web application by using the aXe Chrome extension. Drop the aXe on your accessibility defects!

Siteimprove Chrome Extension - The Siteimprove Accessibility Checker is your tool to evaluate any webpage for accessibility issues at any given time. It provides intuitive, visual feedback about your content by highlighting detected issues right on the page.

Silktide Disability Simulator - A browser plugin that helps develop accessible websites by simulating a range of experiences. Experience websites with a range of simulated disabilities, including: Color blindness, Dyslexia, Myopia, Blindness, and more.

Worthwhile reads


Here are a few articles that I've found interesting if you're looking to boost your websites UX. I will continue to add to this list so check back from time to time.


Some quick, interesting reads on a variety of web management styles and processes. I own most of these books, so just ask if you want to borrow one.

  • Don't Panic. Everything is Never Going to Be Okay -

    • Chapter 10: How To Waste Your Reader's Time (Or How Not To), p. 44

    • Chapter 12: Content and Context, p. 54

    • Chapter 17: The Magical Give Button, p. 70

  • Leading with Content Padma Gillen

    • Chapter 3: Content Teams, p. 20

    • Chapter 5: Getting to Grips with Content Design, p. 40