Hopeton Campbell begun his computer experience at Booz-Allen & Hamilton Inc. a management-consulting firm located at 40 Park Avenue in New York City. That experience presented opportunities in computer system administration and web design and development.
He started with developing procedures and reports for Booz-Allen’s information systems and internal databases. He then took on added responsibilities including computer system administration working on the library automation project, managing the UNIX system used for the library catalog, training assistants in Germany and England, and became Project Manager and Web Master responsible for the creation and roll out of the library’s web page for consultants in the U.S. and Europe.
After two and a half years at Booz-Allen, an excellent opportunity at Fordham University presented itself. The Technical Supervisor’s position at Fordham University was a newly created position in the newly created Edward A. Walsh Digital Media Laboratory. In this capacity, Hopeton was responsible for hiring and training student workers each semester. He managed and set up the lab’s Mac server and Windows NT server. He also trained students and faculty on the use of lab equipment and software. He also took on the Webmaster’s position of creating and maintaining the Web sites for both the lab and also the Department of Communication and Media Studies.
Currently, Hopeton is an adjunct professor at Fordham University where he has worked with the director of Graduate Studies to develop a syllabus for and also taught the Introduction to Digital Media classes. For the past ten years, Hopeton has gone on to teach courses in Multimedia Production and Digital Design for New Media at both the Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses.