Katherine Conway

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Business Management

EMAIL: kconway@bmcc.cuny.edu

Office: F-730H

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Phone: +1 (212) 220-8213


Professor Conway is a native New Yorker, the daughter of immigrant parents and the first in her family to attend college. Prof. Conway has taught business courses at BMCC since 1996. After graduating from New York University (NYU) with a B.S. in Marketing, she worked in banking for more than a dozen years, and during that time she simultaneously earned her M.B.A. in Finance at NYU.A Later, after transitioning to an academic career at BMCC, she earned a Ph.D. in Administration, Leadership and Technology, also from NYU. A An active member of the college and university community, Prof. Conway is currently the Chair of the CUNY University Faculty Senate, and a member of the CUNY Board of Trustees.


Distance Learning, Community Colleges, Business Methods, Access to Education


  • B.S. NEW YORK UNIVERSITY Stern School of Business , Marketing,1982
  • M.B.A. NEW YORK UNIVERSITY Stern School of Business , Finance,1987
  • Ph.D. NEW YORK UNIVERSITY Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. , Administration, Leadership and Technology,2007

Courses Taught

Research and Projects

  • Community College Access and Success

    Various studies focusing on student success in community colleges, in particular minority and immigrant students, online learners and student athletes.


Honors, Awards and Affiliations

  • BMCC ELearning Grant, 2011

    Access & Success: The Traditionally Underrepresented Student in Online Learning. An exploration of enrollment and completion patterns among various student groups.

  • PSC Cuny Research Award, 2012

    Examining Minority Student Success in Online STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Courses

  • CUNY Community College Collaborative Research Incentive Grant Program, 2012

    An Investigation of Prior Experience and Course Type as Factors Affecting Online STEM Student Retention and Success (with Profs. C. Wladis and Prof. A. Hachey).

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA) Research Award, funded by the NSF, 2012-2014

    Online STEM Students At-Risk: Building a Model of Online STEM Student Retention at the Community College (with Profs. C. Wladis and A. Hachey)

  • ? Co-PI, National Science Foundation, EHR Core Research award. 2015-2018. ($719,108)

    Can Student Characteristics Be Used to Identify At-Risk Online STEM Students, (with Profs. C. Wladis and A. Hachey)

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