Joan Korenman is Professor Emerita of English, Affiliate Professor Emerita of Women's Studies, and Founder of the Center for Women and Information Technology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). In December 1999 and May 2001, she and the Center received exceptional recognition from ABCNews.com's Wired Women column, which described the Center's web site as "the best resource on women and technology on the Web." In April 2001, she was named one of the Top25 Women on the Web by San Francisco Women on the Web. Baltimore Magazine's April 2003 issue included an article about her and her work.
Before founding the Center in 1998, Professor Korenman directed UMBC's Women's Studies Program (1982-98). She received her B.A. from Brandeis University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in American literature from Harvard University. In 1991, she established WMST-L, an electronic forum for Women's Studies teaching, research, and program administration. With more than 5000 subscribers in 47 countries, WMST-L is now the largest women-related academic e-mail forum in the world. She also established and maintains the highly acclaimed Women's Studies Online Resources site; it includes annotated listings of web sites concerned with women's studies/women's issues, women-related e-mail forums, and much more.
Professor Korenman is the author of Internet Resources on Women (1997) and articles about computer-mediated communication and online resources for women. She has given numerous conference talks and workshops on these topics and participated in a panel on "Doing Women's Studies Research Electronically" at the 1995 United Nations Conference on Women in Beijing.
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