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JOAN KORENMAN

Areas of Interest: British and American Fiction

Joan Korenman, Professor Emerita, was also an Affiliate Professor of Women´s Studies, and Founding Director of UMBC´s Center for Women and Information Technology (CWIT). She received her B.A. from Brandeis University and her M.A. and Ph. D. from Harvard. Trained as a specialist in American fiction, Professor Korenman has focused more recently on electronic media. In 1991, she founded WMST-L, an international electronic forum for Women´s Studies teaching and research. With more than 4700 subscribers in 47 countries, it is now the largest women-related academic E-mail forum in the world. She also established the CWIT web site, which ABCNews.com called “the best resource on women and technology on the Web.”

She is the author of Internet Resources for Women (1997) and articles on British and American fiction, computer-mediated communication, and online resources for women. In 2001, she was named one of the “Top 25 Women on the Web” by the San Francisco Women on the Web. Baltimore Magazine´s April 2003 issue named her a “Hot Shot” and included an article about her and her work.