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Kate Akers

Kate Akers
PROGRAMMER ANALYST-EXPERT
Extension and Agricultural Information, MU Extension
4 Whitten Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 573-882-4509
Fax: 573-882-8007
Email: AkersK@umsystem.edu


Areas of work

- Website design and development on the MU Extension website
- Provide technical and editorial support to MU Extension county and regional Web site maintainers and many statewide programs
- Maintenance of statewide administrative content pages
- Website architecture
- User interface design and programming 
- Policy development related to Web publishing
- Monitor website analytics and provide reports
- Search optimization and analytics

Specific interests include accessibility standards compliance, search engine optimization, usability testing, user-friendly design and navigation.

Professional background

B.G.S. University of Missouri-Columbia, 1995; concentrations in Journalism, Math and English.
Website development experience since 1994
International experience teaching Web development topics in South Africa and Ireland.
Been helping improve the lives of Missourians since July 1996.