Founder's Day Convocation with Keynote Speaker Cathy N. Davidson


Cathy N. Davidson
Cathy N. Davidson. Photograph, Artie Dixon.

Friday, February 16
2-3 p.m.
Campbell Hall, Frances Bailey Graves Auditorium
Agnes Scott College
141 E. College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030
Free and Open to the Public


In celebration of the founding of Agnes Scott College in 1889, Cathy N. Davidson will keynote the college’s Founder’s Day Convocation. Davidson is an educational innovator, a distinguished scholar of the history of technology and an avid proponent of active ways of learning that help students to understand and navigate the radically changed global world.  

Complimentary parking for the event is available in the college’s West Parking Deck located on S. McDonough Street.


About Cathy N. Davidson

Cathy N. Davidson is Distinguished Professor of English and Founding Director of the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and the R. F. DeVarney Professor Emerita of Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University where she served as Duke’s (and the nation’s) first Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies.

Davidson is the cofounding director (2002-2017, now co-director) of HASTAC (“Haystack”), Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory. She is on the Board of Directors of Mozilla and served on the National Council of the Humanities as an appointee of President Barack Obama (2011-2017). She is the 2016 recipient of the Ernest J. Boyer Award for Significant Contributions to Higher Education, she champions new ideas and methods for learning and professional development–in school, in the workplace, and in everyday life.