As the Manager of Multimedia & Web Development for Academic Technology Services at Southern Methodist University, Ian Aberle assists faculty and staff with digital media, blogs, podcasting, and other Web 2.0 technologies. He also provides training and guidance with software and technologies, such as the Adobe Creative Suite and Apple Final Cut Studio.
Before joining SMU in 1996, Ian was a manager in the retail industry and trainer in the food services industry. Both positions have provided great training with managing the SMU STAR Program at SMU. The STAR Program consists of skilled students who are proficient in the use of technology to support the most common needs of faculty using technology. These Student Technology Assistant in Residence or STARs work with faculty on "short-term" instructional technology projects thought the year.
In his free time, Ian enjoys photography and spending time with his family. You can see examples of some of his photography at http://ianaberle.com