Technology Support

Steven Kovarik
Manager Information Technology  I
2260 Veterinary Medicine
skovarik@iastate.edu

Steven received his BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Iowa State University. Steven oversees the Information Technology for the college. Areas of expertise and responsibilities include:

  • Manage day to day operations for IT
  • Oversight and support of IT for Academic Departments, hospital and students
  • Work with Associate Dean and College IT staff for College wide IT Strategic and Policy planning
  • Over site of web presence
  • Create and maintain IT budget; revenue acquisition
  • Order and approve standards for College IT equipment and software and support oversight
  • Work with vendors to negotiate hardware and software renewals
  • Committees: Mobile computer; CLIM; ITLC; Windows Administrators, Linux Administrators, SCCM, CCSG, College Web group, College IT managers, Academic IT
  • Communication between CVM and campus IT and Telecommunications and technology initiatives
  • Backup assistance for technology positions
  • Resource for faculty, staff, and students for IT questions
  • Provide technical assistance and implementation support for Web project 

Martin Teply
Systems Support Specialist III
mteply@iastate.edu

Martin has degrees in English and Creative Writing from Iowa State University and over 13 years of experience in IT at ISU, including LAS, ITS, and the Center for Advanced Technology Development. Areas of expertise and responsibilities include:

  • Lead for student learning IT infrastructure
  • Student education IT initiatives and planning and student laptop support
  • Oversight of the IT help desk
  • Installing, supporting and troubleshooting computer hardware and software
  • Knowledge of FERPA compliant platforms
  • MAC and Casper expertise

Samuel J Dose
Systems Support Specialist IV
sdose@iastate.edu

Areas of expertise and responsibilities include:

  • Computer support for students, faculty, and staff
  • Installing, supporting and troubleshooting computer hardware and software
  • Setting up and configuring new computing equipment and software;
  • System security checks, repairs and upgrades
  • Inventorying technology equipment and parts
  • IT resource for faculty, staff, and students

Kyle Mechler
Systems Analyst II
mechler@iastate.edu

Kyle Mechler received his BS in Management Information Systems from Iowa State University. Areas of expertise and responsibilities include:

  • Drupal development
  • Project planning and development
  • Technology applications in higher education
  • Web design translation/”Theming”
  • Website configuration management and troubleshooting
  • User interaction tracking on vetmed.iastate.edu websites
  • Search engine optimization
  • Computer program development and maintenance for the admissions process

Ann Fu
Systems Analyst I
annfu@iastate.edu

Ann received a BS in Computer Science from China; MA in Computational Linguistics from Rice University; completed courses for an MS in Computer Science University of Illinois at Chicago. Areas of expertise and responsibilities include:

  • Programming needs that widely impact the College
  • Management of the college's web technology development, analysis, and implementation
  • Assistance with web maintenance and security measures.
  • Integration with college-wide enterprise software such as lecture capture Echo 360

Cory Farver
Systems Analyst II
cfarver@iastate.edu

Cory Farver received his BS in Computer Engineering and Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance from Iowa State University.  Areas of expertise and responsibilities include:

  • Web and software development
  • Linux systems security and administration
  • Project planning and development
  • Technology applications in higher education
  • Virtual infrastructure
  • Website configuration management and troubleshooting