Faculty & Staff

Dr. Thorsten Schneider
President

Dr. Thorsten Schneider

Thorsten is a scientist and web expert from the very beginning of the web. He completed a professional webmaster education at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, in 1995 and subsequently worked as an internet and network specialist at an IT provider in Mainz, Germany. Since 1998 he has been the president of iWMC.

He is the author of several textbooks and a book about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Thorsten is a passionate trainer who insists on teaching some classes himself. He has a strict “open door policy” and always lends an ear to the students.

Dr. Ulrike Walter
Chair of the Department of Web Business Management

Dr. Ulrike Walter

Ulrike was working in the Department of Business Computing for the famous publishing house Vieweg (where more than 30 Nobel laureates, e.g. Albert Einstein and Max Planck published their work) when she started at iWMC in 1998. She holds a doctorate in human biology and was eager to discover the Web in its early stages while developing a medical platform online. The Data-Becker publishing house published her book about the HTML editor Dreamweaver. She is qualified for teaching in distance education by her graduate studies at the University of Maryland. Furthermore, she is co-author of the curricula website construction and project management as well as online marketing concurrently working as an online tutor within the subject area of online marketing.

Monika Beck
Head of the Registration Office, Trainer for German as a Foreign Language

Monika worked as a trainer in adult education for many years after her graduation at university in a Master of Arts. She qualified as a teletutor and developed e-learning projects for the publishing house Klett. In her spare time she runs a small online shop selling learning materials for learning German (www.land-der-woerter.de). At iWMC she is a students' advisor and in charge of marketing, office organisation and course management. She is an expert for legal issues regarding student visa affairs and always finds her way through the windmills of bureaucracy to achieve the best for our students. Additionally she offers courses in German as a Foreign Language to interested College Students.

Dipl. Inf. (FH) Marco Emrich
Chair of the Department of Software Engineering

Dipl. Inf. (FH) Marco Emrich

Marco has been a software developer since 1993. He worked in diverse subject areas like CAD, information retrieval, mobile computing and the Web of course. He holds a Master Degree in Computer and Media Science from the University of Applied Sciences in Kaiserslautern. Upon completion of University he did research in the field of generative programming and product lines on behalf of the Fraunhofer Institute of Experimental Software Engineering. Since 2003 he has been working as a lecturer, author and project manager at iWMC. Additionally, he writes articles for different professional journals such as the RailsWay Magazine, OBJEKTspektrum, Web & PHP Magazine. He is also a much sought-after guest speaker at expositions and workshops (OSMB, OOP, Seacon, Webinale). In his spare time he is developing an online trading card game. He is an enthusiastic supporter of the software craftsmanship movement and is passionate about teaching his students the art of programming.

Frank Schad
Chair of the Department of Web Design & Multimedia, Adobe Certified Instructor

Frank Schad

Frank discovered his passion for design when he drew comic strips of pupils and teachers while at school—although his teachers were not always pleased about that… In addition to his degree program of social pedagogy at Georg Simon Ohm University in Nuremberg he worked as a graphic artist for diverse publications and projects. After graduation he successfully completed an education as a graphic/screen/web designer and free-lanced for many years as a graphic designer (web & print) and trainer in Nuremberg. He joined iWMC in 2004. As chair of the Department of Web Design & Multimedia he is responsible for all web design and multimedia classes. Frank teaches crucial subjects such as HTML and CSS himself. He is the author of several books in the web design field.

Christian Eichhorn
Senior Software Developer, Tutor

Christian Eichhorn

Christian successfully graduated as a Web Engineer at iWMC upon his primary education as a mechatronic engineer. After graduation he decided to stay at iWMC as a software developer. He currently is in charge of our web based Learning Management System. Concurrently, he gives in-house support for diverse software development projects, and he also tutors our students in markup and programming languages.

Oliver Kreipl
System and Network Administrator, Trainer and Tutor

After working for more than 10 years in client and server support, Oliver decided to study Web Engineering at iWMC. Upon graduation, he now works as a freelance web developer and administrator in Nuremberg and also for iWMC as a tutor for Unix/Linux, computer networking and web administration.

Christin Marit
Professional Web Designer/Web Developer, Tutor and Trainer

Christin Charwat

Christin is a professional web designer / developer and runs her own web firm, focusing on modern and accessible web interfaces. She holds a Web Design Diploma from iWMC and a Master in social pedagogy from the University of Darmstadt. Christin is a tutor for web design and multimedia at iWMC. She not only urges students to write perfect HTML and CSS code, but likes to remind some students that there is a life outside the classroom when they get a bit too much committed.

Jan Teriete
Professional Web Developer, Trainer and Tutor

Jan Teriete

Jan completed training as an IT support technician before studying Web Engineering at iWMC in 2004. Upon graduation he started to work as a professional web developer with a focus on PHP and Content Management Systems. He has been working as a tutor for our classroom and distance education classes since 2008. For him it is important that students learn how to write clean and safe code and he can get quite nit-picky with that. Most students however, are grateful for that later on, when they program web applications that are actually used on the web.

Dott. Christian Anton Mair
Professional Web Developer, Trainer and Tutor

Dott. Christian Anton Mair

After graduating from the university of Trento (Italy) in Physics, Chris worked for a startup in the Netherlands as a web developer. Since 2003 he is a freelancer and divides his time between software development and teaching. Never quite happy to fit in just one category, Chris’ development projects range from real-time systems to high performance databases and web applications. Besides his development jobs, Chris has been teaching in about 100 courses since 2003—mostly related to Linux, web programming and databases. Chris holds a series of industry certifications, among others the RHCE (RedHat), LPIC-1/2 and SCJP.

Advocate Michael Rohrlich
Trainer and Tutor

Michael Rohrlich

Michael is specialized in IT-, online- and media law. He has gained experience as an author and trainer in this subject area for many years and gives lectures in cyberlaw at iWMC and supports our students in questions regarding legal aspects of web design, web development and electronic commerce.