Staff Profile – Jane Petersen

Title:   Director, Academic Services

Years at UNK ITS:  11

Family: Husband, Todd; Daughters Sarah, Stephanie and Gretchen

Hobbies/Interests:   Bridge, Reading, Gardening, Travel

Areas of ITS responsibility:

Jane coordinates technology services for faculty, staff, and students in the area of instructional technology and pedagogy and also with the UNK Help Desk.  Jane works extensively on new technology projects focused on teaching and learning, and growth and retention.

Tell us about the journey that led you to IT:

My journey began as an Business/Computer educator in area schools, starting an aviation business with my husband, and my love of technology.  Every day is a new day, a new inspiration, and a new challenge.  Love it!

If you could abolish one piece of modern technology, what would it be and why?

Flash Drive.   Cloud storage has eliminated my need for a flash drive on my key chain!  😉

Do you prefer Windows or Mac?  Why?

Mac.   I have been a life time Mac user.  Mac’s have always been so user friendly and engage creativity.  That being said, I do like Windows too.

Do you prefer white, dark or milk chocolate? Dark Chocolate

What was your favorite TV show growing up? Bewitched

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekends? Relax with family and friends.

What is one professional or personal skill you wish you had that you don’t? Keeping my life in balance everyday!   Protecting myself from overload.

What do you like on your pizza? Vegetables!