Grace M. Begany

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Business and Information Technology
Office Location: Warner 114
Office Phone: (518) 255-5273

Areas of Expertise
Information science, informatics, information technology, digital project management

Courses Taught
Web Publishing, Spreadsheets and Databases, Microcomputer Applications

About Me
Prof. Begany joined the SUNY Cobleskill community in August 2015. Prior to arriving at SUNY Cobleskill, she was a full-time doctoral student in Information Science at the University at Albany’s College of Computer Engineering and Applied Sciences. Prof. Begany continues her Ph.D. research part-time while teaching at SUNY Cobleskill. In addition to this work, Prof. Begany maintains a digital project management consultancy and serves as a project management instructor for, a division of Web Media Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEBM).

Prior to her current roles, Prof. Begany was Director of Online and Software Development for Kaplan, Inc., which was a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Washington Post Company. At Kaplan, she spearheaded many large-scale online, mobile, and digital analytics initiatives. She has also managed digital projects for a publicly-held healthcare communications company and a software development start-up and has over 15 years of experience directing digital projects.

Curriculum Vitae
 Ph.D. Candidate, Information Science, University at Albany–State University of New York | College of Computer Engineering and Applied Sciences, Albany, NY

Research Interests: consumer health informatics, human information behavior, human-computer interaction, user experience, mobile information and communication technologies, health literacy, open health data, knowledge organization and management, digital government, information policy

M.A., Journalism (with Certificate in Science and Environmental Reporting), New York University | Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, New York, NY

B.A., Psychology (with High Honors–Psychobiology Major), Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Research and Grants
2014 – Awarded the University at Albany Graduate Student Association (GSA) Professional Development Grant for “Designing the Future of Mobile Healthcare Support” workshop paper presentation at the Mobile Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) 2014 Conference

2014 –Awarded the University at Albany Graduate Student Association (GSA) Professional Development Grant for conference travel and poster presentation at the National Cancer Institute Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) Conference

2013 – Awarded the “Initiatives for Women” Award by the University at Albany | State University of New York which provides funds for scholarly activity

2012 – Awarded the Analysis Exchange Scholarship prize (which provides funds for digital analytics activity) from The Analysis Exchange and Web Analytics Demystified for digital analytics services performed for The Ford Foundation, The Henry Ford Museum and