MS in Communication and Information Technology

Jared Linder

Jared Linder began his career during the dotcom boom two decades ago and has been in the information technology field ever since. A life-long enthusiasm for literature and music led him to find a career industry that would prove challenging while allowing him to maximize his creativity. After being told once that “most IT problems are just business problems,” he has made it a personal mission to help to demystify technology for the masses.

Jared previously taught graduate level business management and information technology regulatory policy classes at Ball State University. He’s also been a frequent speaker and presenter on health information technology at a national level. He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana where he plays guitar as many nights a week as he can.


Director, M.S. in Communication and Information Technology


Communication and Information Technology

Educational Background

Ball State University
Bachelor of Science in English
Master of Science in Information and Communication Sciences

Butler University
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

I am...

…a firm believer in the power of personal growth and change. I am an experienced IT professional who comes from a liberal arts background. As IT has become ubiquitous, there is great professional opportunity for those bold people who can adapt and continue to grow their skills to explore new possibilities.

My career at Alma began in


My expertise:

I have been working in enterprise-level information technology for over 20 years at large IT companies, consulting firms, and in government. I have been lucky to have been a part of the rapid and continuous positive disruption that technology modernization has had in business, healthcare, and human services delivery.

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