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Jason Rappaport
Director of IT
Director of IT
URBN Center, 244
Phone: 215-895-1680
jasonrap@drexel.edu


Jason Rappaport is currently the Director of Westphal IT within the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University.  

After graduation from Drexel University in 2005 with a Masters in Information systems, Jay started his career within the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design as a facility manager. As a facility manager he worked within the IT department and provided support services to faculty, staff, and students. 

In the middle 2006 Jay left the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design to work for the New Jersey Schools Development Authority (NJSDA) as a business analyst.  Working closely with subject matter experts and developers, Jay designed/ created an all inclusive web based information system to track the land acquisition and development process that transcended the entire organization; the system is still in use today.  

Jay then returned to the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design in the middle of 2008.  As the Director of IT, he is responsible for managing the computer operations for the entire college, including: bulk computer purchase price negotiation/ acquisition/ deployment and redistribution of previous equipment; overseeing support services to ensure timely response of quality resolution; managing web development team resources; server resource optimization; full time employee hiring and training.  


Degrees:
Drexel University College of Information Science and Technology. M.S. Information Systems
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. B.A. Information Technology and Informatics

Certificates:
Drexel Leaders 2020 Certificate Program
Supervisor Certificate Program
Six Sigma Green Belt Certified Professional
Microsoft Certified Professional

Publications and Press (Chronological order): 

Hazlett, G. & Rappaport, J. (2014, September 9). University IT team sees one full-time headcount. http://www.dell.com/learn/gh/en/ghpad1/corporate~case-studies~en/documents~2014-westphal-10013543-kace-systems-appliance.pdf

Grass, S., Noll, S. & Rappaport, J. (2014, August 12). Drexel Leaders 2020 success stories video. http://vimeo.com/103167538 

Rappaport, J., Sprenger, J. & Warren, T. (2014, August 12). Nexsan NST Hybrid Storage Appliance Provides Large university with Reliable, Efficient, Scalable Storage. http://www.nexsan.com/library/~/media/Nexsan/Files/library/casestudies/drexel.PDF 

Matt Erickson (2014, March 11). How to be a great Boss: Drexel HR Program Provides a Road Map. Retrieved from http://www.drexel.edu/now/features/archive/2014/March/Supervisory-Certificate-Program/ 

Megan O’Neil (2013, August 27). Old Cellphones, once Bound for Landfills, Now Bring College’s Money. Retrieved from http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/old-phones-once-bound-for-landfills-now-bring-colleges-money/45629?amp;co=f000000009816s-1158206718 

Conor MacDowell (2013, July 8). Case Study: Drexel University. Retrieved from http://www.fundingfactory.com/landing_pages/highereducation/resources/DrexelUniversity.pdf 

Jason Rappaport (2013, May 24). Twitter Bootstrap for Kace Service Desk. Retrieved from http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/twitter-bootstrap-for-kace-service-desk 

Blackney, K & Regli, W. (2012). Drexel Cyber Infrastructure: Bridging Campuses to Enable Discovery and Creative Endeavors. Unpublished. 

Weil, Z. (2009, December 15). Spreading Holiday Cheer. Retrieved from http://www.drexel.edu/westphal/news/archive/2009/2009-12-15_Spreading_Holiday_Cheer/