Web consultant Ingrid Sturgis is an educator and innovator with extensive experience as a content creator, editor and writer in print, broadcast and on Internet. She has exceptional knowledge of Web technologies and social networking and has developed multimedia content and curriculum for world-class interactive experiences.
Sturgis is currently on faculty at Howard University as an assistant professor/new media in the Department of Journalism. She began working in interactive media in 1985 as a member of the New York Time’s videotext project. She has worked online since 2001, most recently as a Web strategist for heartandsoul.com, where she moved the site to the Word Press platform. She also worked as a senior programming manager for AOL’s Black Voices, the No. 1 Web site for African-Americans, and as editor in chief at Essence.com, the No. 1 Web site for African-American women.
Previously, she worked as a managing editor for startup magazines BET Weekend and Savoy. In addition, Sturgis has worked for several newspapers, including The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Times-Herald Record and the Poughkeepsie Journal. She is the author of the critically acclaimed “The Nubian Wedding Book: Words and Rituals to Celebrate and Plan an African-American Wedding,” and the anthology “Aunties: 35 Writers Celebrate Their Other Mother.” Sturgis and Lamb also write the “Digitally Speaking” column on social media and technology for Howard Magazine.