Jon Whitener

Jon Whitener

Web Information Coordinator

Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Student Union
Room: 276
Phone: 313-993-1254
Areas of Expertise:
Web development
Web usability
Web strategy
Project management


  • Master of Science, Computer Science, University of Detroit Mercy
  • Bachelor of Arts, Telecommunications, Michigan State University


With a background in computers, video, and advertising, Jon started with the University in 2006. Since then, he has been key to the technical development and maintenance of the main Detroit Mercy websites in the domain. For several years, he also wrote the Campus Connection newsletter and produced videos, online ads, and TV commercials for the University.

Since leading the ground-up redevelopment project for the University's websites (launched in 2017), Jon has focused less on video and content, and more on website administration, development, and design improvement projects.

Jon is an expert in several web-related programming languages and the Cascade CMS system, which is used to maintain many of the University's websites. He also is knowledgeable about best practices for properly planning and implementing website projects.

A fan of music, movies, science fiction and comic books, Jon is glad to consult with anyone at the University who is considering the web as part of their projects.