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The Joys of Jamf!

Learn about how WFU is able to rely on the support of Apple School Management for the iPads in the study. We will explain how it works, why it’s beneficial and how other departments in the University can implement it.

Presenter Information

Patrick Morton

Pat Morton

Client Architect, Information Systems

Patrick holds a Masters Degree in American History and a MBA with an emphasis in IT Process and Operations from Wake Forest University. Patrick joined Wake Forest University Information Systems in 1997. Patrick's primary responsibilities are the building and maintenance of the Windows and Macintosh standard Images and administration of the Apple Mobile Device Management infrastructure for the university. He is also responsible for building and managing the Virtual Workspace environments for VMWare Fusion, BootCamp and Amazon Web Services. Patrick is also a certified Apple Hardware technician, IBM OEM integrator and A+ certified technician.

Greg Collins, Associate Director of Client Services

Greg Collins

Associate Director of Client Services

Greg Collins serves as the Associate Director of Client Services. Greg received a Bachelor of Sciences in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems from East Carolina University. Greg joined Wake Forest University Information Systems in 2013 and currently oversees all computer and software management, including other applications. He is responsible for the management and compliance of computers and assists in selecting computer models each year. Client Technologies is also responsible for developing and providing solutions as technology needs arise on campus. He also oversees all Client Services support teams, which provide user-end support to all of campus.

Sherri Ford

Empower/Medifast, Department of Health and Exercise Science

Sherri Ford currently serves as a Research Interventionist for Empower and Medifast for Seniors. She comes from a clinical medicine background, with extensive knowledge in Imaging and Bone Density (DXA). In addition, she is AFAA certified as a Group Exercise Instructor and currently teaches classes locally. Sherri has been involved with HES research. She worked on CLIP-II, which provided her with group facilitation and behavioral research experience. Her areas of interest are improving mobility, motivation, and health outcomes.

Suzanne Thompson

Instructional Technology Specialist Computer Science, French Studies, Health & Exercise Science

Suzanne Thompson is an Instructional Technology Specialist, part of the Instructional Technology Group (ITG), based out of the Office of the Dean of the College. She supports French Studies, Computer Science, and Health and Exercise Science. She received an MA in English from NCSU and a BA in English and French double major cum laude from Meredith College. Suzanne has taught English at Coastal Carolina University and online for Southern New Hampshire University. She has taught Multimedia and Graphic Design courses online and in the classroom for the Walter Isaacson School for New Media at Colorado Mountain College. She has experience as a Quality Matters Peer Reviewer and is a graduate of the Chair Academy leadership program. Suzanne has been making websites since 1997, and currently creates and maintains Wordpress sites for several departments and programs at Wake Forest University. She supports faculty with their use of Adobe tools, WordPress, Canvas, Kaltura, VoiceThread, Hypothesis, and other teaching applications, emphasizing accessibility, digital literacy, and creativity.

Dr. Jason Fanning

Assistant Professor, Wake Forest Department of Health and Exercise Science

Dr. Fanning is an Assistant Professor of Health and Exercise Science. He completed his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He joined continued to earn his PhD in Kinesiology with an emphasis on Exercise Psychology under the mentorship of Edward McAuley in 2016. He completed his post-doctoral training in the Sticht Center on Aging at the Wake Forest School of Medicine under Drs. W. Jack Rejeski and Barbara Nicklas. Dr. Fanning joined the faculty of Wake Forest University in July 2019. His research interests center on better assessing and influencing the momentary causes and consequences of health behaviors such as diet and physical activity among older adults. He specializes in the development and implementation of technology to suit these research goals.