About EdTech

EdTech: Focus on Higher Education helps IT leaders at colleges and universities evaluate and deploy technology to help their institutions attract and retain students and graduate them on time. The publication offers best practices, features, product reviews and case studies from the field that show how technology improves teaching, learning and administrative services on campus.

CDW•G publishes EdTech, which debuted in Fall 2005. View our 2014 editorial calendar.

About CDW

Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill., CDW is a leading provider of technology solutions for business, government, education and healthcare. With a balanced portfolio of 250,000 small-, medium- and large-sized customers, CDW generated net sales of $9.6 billion in 2011, and currently employs more than 6,900 coworkers in 25 locations across the U.S. and Canada.

Founded in 1984 by entrepreneur Michael Krasny, CDW pioneered the business model that melds personalized business-to-business technology distribution with advanced technology services. Today, CDW is ranked No. 267 on the FORTUNE 500 list of America’s top companies.

Editor in Chief - [e-mail]

Ryan has been a magazine and newspaper editor for 13 years, with the last seven covering a variety of bases for EdTech: Focus on Higher Education. As editor in chief, he works on developing editorial strategy and is always on the lookout for new writing talent and sharing great stories with the IT world. Before working on CDW’s family of magazines, Ryan worked at the Kane County Chronicle, the Moline Dispatch and the Rock Island Argus newspapers. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, biking and obsessively following Iowa Hawkeye sports. Against his better judgment, Ryan is raising his children as Cubs fans.

Editorial Director - [e-mail] 

Vanessa has worked on the magazine since April 2005. Previously, she spent 18 years at Government Computer News, as managing editor, news editor and writer. In her former spare time, before her family-of-four years, she liked to read a book in one or two sittings and dive wrecks along the Carolina shores and reefs around any Caribbean island.

Executive Content Editor - [e-mail]

Marla is a 16-year magazine industry veteran, having begun her career with EMedia, a now-defunct trade magazine that focused on digital storage technologies. She later worked as an editor for publications serving the pharmaceutical, lodging, education and residential architecture industries before returning to her tech roots in April 2010 as managing editor of EdTech. In her spare time, she likes to read paper books and magazines and root for the Red Sox and Nationals.

Managing Editor - [e-mail]

Tara has worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for more than 13 years. Most recently, she was the special publications editor at The Daily Record in Baltimore, which published a variety of legal- and business-focused supplements in addition to higher education and consumer guides. She is excited to be the managing editor of EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education at a time when technology and innovation are so rapidly transforming the educational landscape. In her downtime, Tara enjoys cooking and traveling with her husband.

Senior Editor - [e-mail]

Jaime is a Senior Editor for EdTech and enjoys connecting with people and ideas to make stories. With plenty of experience in editing, proofreading, writing, teaching English 101 and being married to an elementary school teacher, she's enthusiastic about and fascinated by every aspect of the editorial lifestyle. Jaime is also devoted to reading, consuming chocolate, playing the violin, chasing after her kids and drinking sweet tea.

D. Frank SmithD. FRANK SMITH
Social Media Journalist - [e-mail]

Frank publishes and manages the online content for EdTech: Focus on Higher Education and EdTech: Focus on K–12. He's a former Patch editor and newspaper journalist, having worked for Gannett and Stephens Media publications in the Southeast since 2005.

Art Directors
Gregory Atkins,
Kevin Hambel

Copy Editors
Allison Leopold, Ellen Wu

Project Managers
Brandon Wamsat
Production Artist
Susie Stevenson
Photo Editor
Caroline Couig
Eugene Lee
Ad Design & Production
Alison Massie, Melissa Lambrechts
Digital Project Director
Chris Dornfeld 
Senior Web Developers
Brock Fanning
Web Designer
Kevin Hambel
Online Content Manager
D. Frank Smith 
Partner Advertising
Karl Schulz
Vice President,
Higher Education

Aletha Noonan
Senior Manager,
Education Marketing
Liz White
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