Development Team

Michael Hardesty, Manager of Application Development

Demonstrating a unique mix of technical vision, marketing and business acumen, Michael Hardesty has repeatedly managed innovative projects that continue to change the landscape of College of Arts and Sciences. As Manager of Application Development, Michael works hard to provide professional and efficient service to University scholars, colleagues, stakeholders and partners.

Kyle Decot, Lead Application Developer

Kyle is a full-stack web developer with over 8 years of experience in designing and scaling web applications.He has built full-featured apps using Rails and PHP, and completes his skill set with JavaScript and MySQL experience.He has consulted on projects for politicians, state governments, universities, and schools in his local area, where he has developed expertise in designing and scaling web applications from the ground up. Kyle currently manages GradCentral, a Ruby on Rails application, that keeps thousands of The Ohio State University graduate students on track throughout their Masters and PhD programs.

Dustin Perzanowski, Application Developer

Dustin is currently a web applications developer for the College of Arts and Sciences. He graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University. Shortly after graduation,he became a full-time employee at the university with the College of Education and Human Ecology. There he gainedexperience managing web servers, perfoming the College's WordPress installations, and managing the College's departmental websites. While not at work, he enjoys hanging out with friends and playing games.

Kurt Mueller, Application Developer

Kurt Mueller is a web applications developer who combines his Masters Degree in Communication with an education in Computer Science. He utilizes this eclectic yet complementary combination, to create web applications that meet and exceed clients’ needs and expectations. He strives to create web applications that people love using and works hard daily to hone his craft and become a better developer. When not programming, he enjoys singing, eating sushi, and stand-up paddle boarding in different State of Ohio bodies of water.

Nick Hurst, Application Developer

Nick is a web applications developer for the College of Arts and Sciences. He combines his education in Computer Science from Capital University with a passion for learning new technologies to build excellent and engaging web applications. Nick has experience in building web apps in Rails and Django, and has built tools in a variety of languages ranging from C to Javascript. Even off the job, he finds himself always programming, or learning about a technology to better himself as a developer. When Nick is not programming or reading, he likes to obsess over college football (Go Bucks!), cheer on the Capital Lacrosse team, and spend time with his friends.

Michael Seufer, Creative / UI Lead

Michael Seufer (Soo-fur) is the Creative / UI Lead for the College of Arts and Sciences.  Michael previously held positions in the OSU School of Earth Sciences, E! Entertainment Television in Los Angeles and Warner Brothers / KTWB in Seattle.  He has a unique mix of design and development skills that enable him to contribute in all phases of a project from concept to completion.  Michael played varsity football at Ohio Wesleyan University and is an ice hockey goalie in the CAHL.  His interests include spending time with his four year-old son Mickey, family and friends, OSU football, gadgets and tech and over-indulging his vanilla cappuccino habit at every opportunity.

Braden Polly, Student Developer

Braden is a student developer with the application development team, majoring in Computer Science & Engineering at Ohio State. Previously he has had development experience as an intern with JPMorgan Chase and as a web development contractor with a Cleveland-based startup. When not at work or doing homework, Braden enjoys playing basketball, binge-watching TV, and hanging out with friends.

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