Karsten Pearce


Karsten Pearce

Email Address


Phone / Fax

979.845.1609 (p) / 979.845.2414 (f)

Physical Location

578 John Kimbrough Blvd
AgriLife Services Bldg, Ste 308
College Station, TX 77843

Mailing Address

Texas A&M University
2468 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2468

Organizational Role


Immediate Supervisor

Alan Kurk
Karsten Pearce

Position Title

Software Applications Developer III

Unit & Entity

AgriLife Information Technology (Texas A&M AgriLife)


ColdFusion, Database Administration, JavaScript, JQuery, Linux, Mac OS X, MySQL, PHP, Web Application Development, Zend Framework 2

General Bio

Karsten has been programming since the late 90's and started concentrating his efforts in web applications in 2000.  He joined Texas A&M AgriLife Extension as a student worker in the spring of 2001, working on the website and applications for Family Development & Resource Management.

During those years he honed his skills in PHP and Linux & MySQL server support. In 2007 he switched departments and started working with AgriLife Information Technology (AIT), mostly focusing on ColdFusion applications.

Today he and the Software Development Team at AIT primarily develop in PHP 5.5+, while still supporting the older ColdFusion applications.  Karsten has extensive expertise in OOP design patterns, SQL, Zend Framework 2, jQuery, Bootstrap, and CSS.

Notable projects: AgriLife People,  TExAS ('07-'14)Conference ServicesObject Class CodesExtension Online ('03 - '07)



Bachelor of Science in Poticial Science - Texas A&M Univesity '02


Epsilon Sigma Phi - State Award of Meritorious Support Service '05