Dr. Talitha Washington is the inaugural Director of the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Data Science Initiative, a Professor of Mathematics at Clark Atlanta University and an affiliate faculty at Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Spelman College. She is the Director and lead principal investigator of the NSF-funded National Data Science Alliance (NDSA) and the President of the Association for Women in Mathematics. She works across Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to increase the number of Blacks with expertise in data science and expand data science research that advocates for social justice. Dr. Washington is a former Program Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF) who worked in the Convergence Accelerator which is now in the Directorate for Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships (TIP).
Dr. Nathan Alexander
Nathan Alexander, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics at Morehouse College. He teaches courses in mathematics, computational methods, and education. His work explores the development of critical and justice-oriented practices in quantitative literacy development. This work sits at the intersection of the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and computational sciences, with a particular focus on Black history and futurity in national and global contexts. At Morehouse, he directs the Quantitative Histories Workshop, a community-centered teaching and learning lab for students and faculty in the Atlanta University Center.