Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Sister Mary Kenneth Keller
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.