Dr. Greg O'Toole, M.A., Ph.D.
Web Technologist
"Reflected in the pursuit of creative outlets found in the view of Terman's Genetic Studies of Genius, that the 'laws of nature are correlative, not compensatory', that good things go together... Gregory O'Toole can be likened to the Niagara Falls, beautiful to behold but also harnessed to light up the city of Buffalo and environs."
Dr. Walter S. Nosal, Ed.D. Professor, Emeritus, John Carroll University (1918-2015)

Dr. Greg O’Toole, Ph.D. focuses on technical and creative development and strategy using open source technologies and critical approaches to media for building great digital experiences. Greg has been working on the web since 1994 building sustainable web ecosystems for a globally diverse range of users and clients. The web experiences Greg has helped build are used by millions of people every day 1 2 3 .

Dr. O’Toole studied at Bradley University (B.S.); The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Post-Bacc.); University of Denver (M.A.); and the European Graduate School in Saas-fee, Switzerland for his doctoral research, and defended his doctoral dissertation on extracting meaning from mediated messages with Professor Dr. Hubertus von Amelunxen, Ph.D. in Berlin, Germany which was published the same year.

As an author, lecturer, designer, developer and consultant, Greg has worked with and traveled to many leading organizations and institutions around the world such as Penn State University; McGill University in Quebec, Canada; Ochanomizu University in Tokyo, Japan; Yale University Press; Kotka Photographic Center in Kotka, Finland; Rhonda Schaller Gallery in New York City; Chicago Public Library; Oprah Winfrey & Harpo Studios; University of California at Berkeley; Drupalcon in Dublin, Ireland; University of Chicago; Frontline on PBS; Cellbytes in Australia; Temple University; Philadelphia Cultural Alliance; Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program at the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil; Instituto de Educação Superior in Brazil; Harvard University; National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Endowment for the Arts; Montana Arts Council; Los Angeles Center for Digital Art; University of Applied Sciences Hof, Bavaria, Germany; The British Journal of Educational Technology; Acquia; IEEE Computer Society; Springer Briefs in Computer Science; Enterprise Learning Solutions/NIIT in India; and The National Library of Poetry.

Harvard University

Penn State University


Lethbridge College


Springer Publishing

Art Institute of Chicago

British Journal of Educational Technology

Bradley University

University of Denver

European Graduate School

Georgetown College



McGill University

University of Montana

PBS Frontline

National Communication Association


National Science Foundation

Ochanomizu University

Open Camps

United Nations

The Art Institutes

Yale University





Temple University


National Endowment for the Arts

University College Cork

Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

Mayor's Office of the City of Detroit