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Who We Are

Bringing University of Alabama web professionals together to educate, inform, discuss, innovate, and share

The WebTide community gathers monthly to discuss a wide array of web-related topics.WebTide is a Community of Practice organized by web professionals at The University of Alabama to help benefit its members and the university by promoting professional development, innovation, and collaboration.

While web creation at the University of Alabama is carried out by many different people from numerous departments, we all share similar challenges, opportunities, and a goal of representing and promoting the University with a high quality online presence.

We Are A Community

The University of Alabama provides an amazing work environment as well as the opportunity to be a part of an accomplished community of higher education web professionals. Being a member of WebTide means contributing to, and benefitting from, our community’s wide array of professional web skills, knowledge and experience. Members have access to all of our communication channels (listserv, Slack, etc.), resources, and receive invitations to all community gatherings which, at a minimum, include a meeting on the third Thursday of every month where we discuss topics ranging from social media to crisis communication.

How to Join

If you work at The University of Alabama, and consider yourself a web professional, we’d love to welcome you to our community. We’re made up of designers, writers, coders, social media managers and more!

There are only two requirements for joining our community: you must be employed by The University of Alabama and you must be considered a web professional. Learn more about joining WebTide

Meet The WebTide Coordinating Group

Camisha Adams
Systems Analyst, Financial Affairs Information Systems Support
Coordinating Group Service Year: 2

Meagan Bennett
Marketing & Communications Manager, Office of Information Technology
Liaison, OIT

Tory Ezell
Manager of Web Communications, College of Engineering
Coordinating Group Service Year: 1

John Hawkins
Director of Web Communications, College of Arts and Sciences
Coordinating Group Service Year: 2

Donald Malone
Associate Director of Web Communications, Division of Strategic Communications
Liaison, Web Communications

Kim Smalley
Technology Accessibility Specialist, Center for Instructional Technology
Coordinating Group Service Year: 1