Kebokile Dengu-Zvobgo, Constance A. Knapp and Olufunmilayo Olopade


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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

ConnieKnapp

Dr. Constance A. Knapp, a 
professor in the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
 at Pace University, New York.  Connie writes …

Rachel,

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 have a Twitter handle, a FB page, am active on Foursquare and LinkedIn and I blog at http://connieknapp.blogspot.com/ and isprof.blogspot.com

I met Kebokile at at a Sojourner Truth dinner and lecture by Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade.

olopade-sojourner-truth

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.

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One Response to Kebokile Dengu-Zvobgo, Constance A. Knapp and Olufunmilayo Olopade

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