Instructor in the Rabb School of Continuing Studies, Division of Graduate Professional Studies.


M.S., Brandeis University

Field of Specialty

Web development and implementation, content management systems (CMS), UNIX, LDAP, SQL, release management, online communities

Contact Information

Feldberg Communications Center 108

Personal Web Page

Ian P. Rifkin

Ian Rifkin currently works as a Software Systems Manager at Brandeis University within the office of Library and Technology Services (LTS) where he architects and implements various Web technologies and applications using current tools and standards. He primarily works in LAMP environments (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP). His undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Internet Studies focused on how people interact online. Online communities has continued to be an area of interest for Ian and he has spoken at a few conferences on the subject. Ian was able to hone his technology and project management skills through graduate study culminating in his MS in Information Technology Management. In his current professional role he manages software creation, upgrades, and releases as well as administrates purchased and open source applications including wiki, blogs, Web content management system (CMS), and course management system.

Courses Taught

RSEG 175 Mobile Applications and Responsive Web Design
RSEG 185 Enterprise Content Management