Morgan Stone Grether, director of new media

Morgan Stone Grether

Director of Web Development

Website strategy and technical support, LiveWhale CMS training, Slate help
McAfee 124, MSC: 19

I oversee all the Lewis & Clark public webpages, and I can help you with anything web-related.  Questions/comments? Email me at

Web Vision:

  • All content is easily accessible to anyone who needs it, on any device
  • Content managers can easily maintain their sites and have the best tools to tell their stories

I started working for Communications in October 2008 (and have been at Lewis & Clark since August 2007). I am the director of web development, meaning among other things I am your liaison to the LiveWhale content management system, the software that powers almost all of Lewis & Clark’s public webpages. I can also help you with Slate questions.

Under my guidance, Lewis & Clark has one of the finest websites among our peers. Among my accomplishments here:

  • Helped move Lewis & Clark from an outdated Perl/text-based site to one based on MySQL/PHP, the cornerstone of the modern web
  • Oversaw multiple design refreshes and assisted with a major redesign
  • Moved the site from outdated “pinch-and-zoom” pages to responsive design to be legible on all devices 
  • Rebuilt the site analytics system into useful data collection
  • Replaced an unsustainable Ruby-based search engine into a Google custom search with a new system for people results
  • Moved the site to a more stable and cloud-based webserver
  • Rebuilt all page templates and public web tools to significantly improve accessibility

I think that no other school in the country has a prettier campus than Lewis & Clark.

Web/Marketing History

Lewis & Clark, 2007-today
Netraising Websites for Nonprofits, 2006-08
USC Provost Office, 2000-06
UCLA School of Education, 1999-2000


PhD (American literature and culture), Claremont Graduate University
MA (English), Cal-State Los Angeles
BA (English), Tulane

Additional Information

Here is a word cloud folks did “to describe me” for my 15th work anniversary here.

Employee word cloud for Morgan Grether, February 2024: Helpful visionary lifesaver Clark Kent agreeable quick thanks informative intellig...