As I mention in the GGSTEM submission instructions, my definition of “grandmother” is quite inclusive. Kebokile Dengu-Zvobgo, Associate Dean of International Programs at Pitzer College, taught me that in Zimbabwe, a “grandmother” is someone who has earned a certain level of respect in the community. The term is less a function of age or maternity than a title granted to those who serve in that role.
Thus, let me introduce
Dr. Constance A. Knapp, a professor in the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University, New York. Connie writes …
I’m not sure what you are looking for. I’m not a “grandmother” but I am 65 years old with an undergraduate degree in mathematics, an MBA and a PhD in business.
I have been a faculty member in the Information Systems/Information Technology Department of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems since January, 1985, most recently serving a four year term as Interim Dean.
I teach database design, systems analysis and design, database programming and introduction to computing, the general core course.
I met Kebokile at at a Sojourner Truth dinner and lecture by Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade.
If you ever have a chance to hear Dr. Olopade speak, run don’t walk. She delivers a riveting discussion about the ways information access, genetics and politics intertwine to affect policies and practices regarding breast cancer treatment.
Here’s to three phenomenal women.