Mary Keller

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Sister Mary Kenneth Keller

Name: Sister Mary Kenneth Keller

Born: c. 1914

Death: 1985 (Age: 71)

Computer-related contributions

  • The first American woman to earn a PhD in Computer Science, which she earned in 1965 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • She also studied at Dartmouth College where she helped develop the computer language BASIC.
  • She founded the Computer Science Department Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa, and acted as its chair for 20 years.