University Relations understands the importance of having a professional web presence for our faculty, staff and students.

Biography pages are available for all faculty and staff, as well as doctoral students or student employees (at the department's discretion). Additionally, professional website hosting is available for full-time faculty with the support of Information Technology.

Please click on the links below to get information on:

Faculty and Staff Bios

As of November 2020, faculty bios are fully hosted in Tridion with the exception of Manning School of Business faculty. Through a partial agreement with Digital Measures, faculty of the Manning School will continue to update all of their content through the Digital Measures interface through Oct. 31, 2023. 

Below is the template for the faculty and staff bios that include all of the available fields. 

You do not have to fill out all of them in order to have a published bio (those required are indicated with an asterisk). 

There are many bios that consist of as little as name, title, phone and email, however many have all or most of these fields filled out. You can also view your area's department etc. list to get a better idea what others have done.

The fields available in the bio template consist of:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Suffix (Ph.D. etc.)
  • Title
  • Pronouns
  • Department
  • Office
  • Phone
  • Fax
  • Email
  • Expertise/Activities (this is what feeds to the list view along with the name and department as well)
  • Educational Background (school, degrees – Ph.D. etc.)
  • Research Interests
  • Biosketch
  • Selected awards and honors
  • Selected publications
  • Selected presentations
  • Selected intellectual property
  • Selected artistic and professional performances and exhibits
  • Selected contracts, fellowships, grants and sponsored research 
  • Research currently in progress
  • Attachment (place for CV etc. in pdf format)
  • Website (faculty or other)
  • Headshot Photo

Web Content generally completes requests for bios within two weeks but could take considerably longer at the beginning of each semester due to the high volume of requests.

Submit Bio Update Form


Photos on Bio Pages

Faculty, staff and students with bio pages are encouraged to use headshots submitted via the Online Biography Update Form.

You can also submit your own photo using a digital camera or phone. Find a space with good natural lighting and a blank white or neutral-colored wall. Have another person use the camera/phone and stand 4-6 feet away from you with their back to a window (in order to get natural light). A standard cell phone is able to capture a professional photo.

Photo Requirements

  • Color, not black and white, photo
  • Larger than 800 x 800 pixels
  • No props (hats, sunglasses etc.) or other people in the photo
  • Subject should be looking at the camera
  • A photo that includes your head and upper torso, at least, so we can crop to the appropriate focus

Professional head-shot photographs can be taken at Eastern Photography for a minimal charge billed to your department. Their Lowell location is at 5 Webber St., Lowell, telephone: 978-937-0101.

If a professional head-shot is not available, the standard blue silhouette can be used. Please indicate your preference of a male, female or gender neutral silhouette on the Biography Update Form.

Please email: if you need further assistance with your bio. or bio. photos.

Web Presence for Full-time Faculty

The Academic Technology Committee offers two opportunities for an online presence to provide faculty with professional websites to enhance the national visibility that UMass Lowell.

These solutions provide faculty with easy-to-use tools to create dynamic, mobile-responsive and ADA-compliant pages. The the first solution,, is a WordPress environment hosted by CampusPress running the ‘Elementor’ page builder. This widget-based editor and template is expected to be the more desirable solution due to the ease of use, number of features, and lack of HTML coding.

The second solution, is a secure SFTP server, will allow faculty to easily migrate existing content from to this new environment. is designed for faculty interested in using standard HTML editing software, like Adobe Dreamweaver.

Please reach out to Michael Lucas, or 978-934-4681, or Donna Mellen, or 978-934-42925 for more information.

Request a Faculty Website

Faculty Websites: Elementor

Elementor is a Word Press-based page builder that offers faculty the freedom to customize and personalize web content with the ease of page templates & “drop and drag” widget technology. The end result allows faculty to reach high-end web designs, without coding that is optimized for every device and screen.

  • After requesting a website, you will will receive an email from when setup is complete.
  • To login once your site has been set up, go to First-Your Last Name and click on the Login button in the footer of your new website and then on the "Use My ID" button. If prompted for credentials, enter your current credentials and password.
  • Once logged into the dashboard, you can add content and update/create sub-pages by scrolling down and clicking on "Pages," choose the page you want to edit and select "Edit with Elementor".
  • Elementor Cheat Sheet (pdf)
  • Elementor help and documentation.

Questions? Email:

Faculty Websites: is a secure SFTP server. It is designed for faculty interested in using standard HTML editing software, like Adobe Dreamweaver.

Faculty SFTP is a secure server for faculty interested in using standard HTML editing software, like Adobe Dreamweaver, to maintain faculty web presence.

For general questions, email:

Course Materials

The UMass Lowell Blackboard Portal provides access and instructions for On-Campus and Online instruction. Blackboard Learn 9.1 is the official Learning Management System (LMS) for UMass Lowell. The LMS provides faculty with a robust platform for teaching web-enhanced, blended and fully online courses. Email:, if you have questions or need assistance.

Find all the information you need on the IT website.