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Bill Congdon

UConn Digital Media Faculty: Bill CongdonBill Congdon is an Assistant Professor in Residence at the Department of Digital Media and Design. He graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BS in Marketing and from the Johnson School, Cornell University with an MBA in Marketing/Finance. After graduating from UConn, Congdon helped launch New England Offshore, a new regional boating magazine, in Boston, Massachusetts. There he was in charge of advertising sales and marketing. He joined Golf Digest in New York as a senior account manager in charge of the business/financial, beverage and apparel advertising categories. He was promoted to Marketing Manager, responsible for developing the marketing strategy and plans.His career path led him to the Hearst Corporation where he held the position of Marketing Director for Motor Boating & Sailing Magazine, Esquire Magazine and Popular Mechanics. He was promoted to Publisher/Chief Revenue Officer of the Popular Mechanics brand in charge of advertising sales, circulation and marketing, partnering with brands that included Ford, Subaru, Radio Shack, Craftsman, Intel, LG, Stanley Black & Decker and Allstate. At Popular Mechanics he was responsible for the development of the brand’s digital strategy, launching the web site in 1995, and the tablet edition in 2010. Email: william.congdon@uconn.edu

Philip Dwire

UConn Digital Media Faculty: Phil DwirePhil transitions to DMD from the UConn Division of Athletics – where, as the Director of Digital Media, he managed the growth of the UConn Huskies’ digital presence, including web, e-mail, mobile, and social. He also served as the Division’s point person with IMG College and CBS Interactive on digital initiatives and corporate partnership contract fulfillment and activation.Phil has worked on marketing campaigns, digital programs, and design projects with some of the most distinguished global and regional brands including, Nike, GE, Coca-Cola, Powerade, Chevrolet, AT&T, ESPN, NBC, GEICO, MillerCoors, UPS, Toyota, Travelers, jetBlue, Hyundai, Dunkin’ Donuts, Subway, Buffalo Wild Wings, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Allstate, AAA, New York Life, State Farm, Stop & Shop, PC Richard & Son, Muscle Milk, United Healthcare, Connecticut Business Systems, Aspen Dental and the UConn Health Center.A two-time graduate of the University of Connecticut, Phil holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration/marketing and a master’s degree in education. Email: philip.dwire@uconn.edu


Dan Pejril

Digital Media Online Graduate Certificate - Dan PejrilDan Pejril joined the faculty at the University of Connecticut in fall 2013 with over 15 years of digital animation design & production experience working on a wide range of projects, from medical animation and product pre-visualization to television and home video entertainment. He received his M.F.A. (Imaging Arts and Sciences: Computer Animation) from the Rochester Institute of Technology and his B.A. in accounting from Hofstra University. Most recently, Dan was a Lead Animator at XVIVO Scientific Animation where he developed high-end medical animations for clients including Grey Healthcare Group, Ogilvy Healthworld Medical Education, National Institute of Health, Medtronic, Ajinomoto, KCI and others. As a result, his work earned the “Award of Excellence” for Instructional Animation from the Association of Medical Illustrators.Dan taught 2d and 3d animation and digital imaging college level courses at Central Connecticut State University, Gibbs College, and Rochester Institute of Technology as well as trained animators in current and advanced procedural and rendering techniques. His portfolio also includes: Art Directing teams of animators and effects artists on entertainment projects for Dick Clark Entertainment, BBDO/Mountain Dew, Sony Music Entertainment, NBC Christmas Special, and Lego Systems. Dan’s animated short films have been shown and won awards at several national film festivals. Email: dan.pejril@uconn.edu

Joel Salisbury

UConn Digital Media Faculty: Joel SalisburyJoel Salisbury is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Digital Media and Design. A UConn alum and long-time member of the University community, Salisbury joined the Digital Media and Design faculty in fall 2013. His portfolio includes several years as a web and mobile developer for the UConn Office of Communications, a stint as Lead Interactive Developer for a digital marketing agency in Washington, DC, where he worked on web and mobile projects for clients such as Land Rover North America, NADA Used Car Guides, and PBS MotorWeek. He has a long history of freelance development for clients ranging from local companies to global brands such as UConn and Vera Bradley, Inc. Salisbury has served as a member of several technology- and marketing-related advisory groups and councils at UConn, including the Academic Technology Council, WordPress (project Aurora) Developer’s Group and Code Audit Team, Mobile Standards Committee, and the Communications and Marketing Council. Joel is also a Creative Partner at a local digital marketing agency. Email: joel@uconn.edu