Create a Personal Academic Website

You need a beautiful website that communicates your work. Create content for and design a personal academic website.

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Build a beautiful personal academic website.

Are you ready to share your work with the world?

You've come to the right place.

This training will teach you how to

  • plan and build an academic website*
  • write a clear academic bio
  • host documents like your CV
  • showcase and link to publications
  • create graphics and write content for your site
  • share speaking engagements and accomplishments

These early bird prices will go up.

Enroll today.

Course starts May 31st.

*This is a writing and content-focused website design course. While the training videos use WordPress, you may use whatever website platform or host you want.

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Your Instructor

Jennifer van Alstyne
Jennifer van Alstyne

Jennifer van Alstyne is a communications strategist for the HigherEd World.

As owner of The Academic Designer LLC, she helps faculty, grad students, and scholarly organizations share their work effectively through social media strategy, websites, and graphic design.

Visit her personal website.

Class Curriculum

  Lesson 3: Let's talk about your Curriculum Vitae (CV)
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  Lesson 6: Talking about your research
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  Lesson 8: Design for your website
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  Lesson 9: Managing your website
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  Lesson 10: Sharing your website
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. Lessons will become available each week starting May 31st.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have access to the course forever, and that includes updates! Technology moves fast. This course will always be needed. When you purchase Create a Personal Academic Website, you have the training at your fingertips as long as you need it.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me at jennifer@theacademicdesigner.com in the first 30 days and I will give you a full refund.
I have a question, who can I ask?
I would love to answer your questions. Please email me at jennifer@theacademicdesigner.com
I'm a web developer. Do I need this course?
This is a writing and design course. It is focused on how to best present yourself and your work to your scholarly audience. Let's just say I've seen over a thousand personal academic websites. Most of them would benefit from this course.
I already have an academic website!
That's great. You're ahead of the game. This course will give you page-by=page advice for updating your site. And it's more affordable than a 1:1 website audit with me. Rather have it done for you? Let's talk. Email me at jennifer@theacademicdesigner.com
I'd rather have a full website done for me.
Sounds great. Let's talk about how I can help, and get you on the schedule. Email me at jennifer@theacademicdesigner.com
Do I have to use WordPress for my website?
No. While I use WordPress for this course (and will tell you why it's a great option for you) this is a writing and content-focused course. You can use the tips and techniques I talk about for any website editor.

Hi there,

I'm so glad you found this course.

When I built my own personal academic website, I did it through research.

I studied guides, watched videos. I scoured the internet for examples.

After many revisions, updates, and training, my personal website fits my academic life right now.

Since then, I've gone on to design sites for writers, faculty, and critics.

This course was designed to fit busy academics like you.

Good communication helps us all.

Are you ready for the benefits? Be approachable to the people who care about your work.

Find new readers for your publications, and interest in your teaching.

Let's get started.


Jennifer van Alstyne

P.S. I would love to answer your questions. Email me at jennifer@theacademicdesigner.com