Professor of Information Systems
Office: TECH 193, North Central campus Dr. Conners was the Department Head of the Computer Information Systems and Computer Information Technology Department (1998-2002), and Department Head of Department of Marketing, Human Resources and Management (2013-2014) at Purdue University Calumet. She received her Ph.D. from Loyola University Chicago and MS from Purdue University. She has taught IS courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level and her courses include computer programming, project management, decision support systems, network design, operating systems, software engineering ethics and human computer interaction. Dr. Conners is an active scholar and has received Outstanding Sponsored Research Awards twice from the university (2012, 2014) and a national Distinguished Education Award for Creative and Innovative Education, Academy of Educational Leadership. (2009). Dr. Conners has served as National Vice-Chair ACM SIGITE( Society Information Technology Educators, Co-Chair national conference ACM SIGITE , National Committee Drafting ABET IT accreditation standards, International Program Committee, International Resource Management Association, National Education Committee, Society Information Technology Educators, International Program Committee for the International Conference Intelligent Multimedia and Distance Education Conference, International Graduate Curriculum Committee, Information Resource Management Association. Dr. Conners professional experience includes IT Computer Manager for Purdue University Calumet and IT Manager at Corporate Headquarters for Kelly and Associates.