We are a women-owned and operated website design and development studio focused on serving the academic community.

Academic Web Pages was founded in 2002 when Nancy McNamara created a website for her sister Jean Rhodes, a professor of psychology at University of Massachusetts Boston. At that time, web design was in its infancy and other professors soon turned to AWP for professionally designed webpages to highlight their activities and share their work.

Over fifteen years and 400 websites later, Academic Web Pages is the leading provider of academic websites for research labs, graduate programs, university departments, research centers, faculty profiles, and research coordination networks. Nancy’s expertise in software engineering remains central to our work, and our team now includes expert web designers, developers, and project managers.

While much has changed in the world of website design and development over the years, we remain committed to providing the highest quality websites, at the best possible price, to serve our clients’ needs today, and to provide value for years to come.

  • Built on referrals from satisfied clients

  • Collaborative engagement with clients

  • 15 years serving the academic community

What clients say about working with AWP

When I started with AWP, I had a clear idea of how I wanted my website to feel. But it was hard for me to put it into words, and harder still to express it in the language of website terminology. As the collaboration with AWP developed, they helped me make my vision more concrete, teaching me along the way what would and wouldn’t work given the practicalities of website design. This ranged from the use of visual imagery to the seamless integration of LaTeX in my blog. I made it clear from the outset that I wanted an ongoing dialogue during the process of design, and that’s exactly what AWP gave me. I am sure that it would have been much easier both for me and for AWP if I had just let them do everything, but this way I got the website of my dreams.

David McCarthyPhilosopher
University of Hong Kong
David McCarthy

When I first started thinking about applying for an NSF grant to create the Insect Genetic Technologies Research Coordination Network, I knew that the website would be an important element of the network, but soon after beginning work with the folks at Academic Web Pages, I came to realize that the website was in fact the key component to the success of the network.

A newcomer to social networking, AWP introduced me to the practice of curating and sharing content. Now with over 700 participants, the response to the site has been great. I am very excited about the network’s role in advancing technologies for genetic modification of insects. I am grateful to Academic Web Pages for their tremendous effort in making the website and the network a success. 

David O’BrochtaProfessor Emeritus, Department of Entomology
Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Research
University of Maryland
Insect Genetic Technologies Research Coordination Network

Choosing AWP to design and maintain my lab webpage ten years ago was one of the smartest decisions I took to promote and disseminate our research. Over the years, I have interacted with different members of the AWP team and always experienced excellent service, professional behavior, and the best solution for our needs. Friends and colleagues who have followed my steps are still grateful to me for suggesting such a creative, friendly, and efficient group!

Olimpia MeucciProfessor
Department of Pharmacology and Physiology | Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Drexel University College of Medicine
The Meucci Lab

I can strongly recommend Academic Web Pages to my academic colleagues, both for their profile pages and for websites for large research centers. Academic Web Pages was responsive to my needs and has produced several great websites for me!

Inês AzevedoProfessor of Engineering and Public Policy

Co-Director, Climate and Energy Decision Making Center
Carnegie Mellon University
Inês Azevedo Profile

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