African American Women Computer Science PhDs

B9GiWNFCYAE_EWZ I once heard someone say that nowadays “History is Written By the Google Search Result”. As that notion settled in with me I realized that the search results of “African American Women in Computer Science”  did not reflect reality.  An even more dismal result appears if you do an image search for “women in computer science”. Though we are few in number, I created this page because African American Women in Computer Science DO EXIST. We exist and we earn PhDs!!!!!

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Monica Anderson, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering (2006), University of Minnesota

Shermane Austin, Ph.D., Computer Science (1993) City University of New York

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Kera Z. Bell Watkins, Ph.D., Computer Science and Software Engineering (2006), North Carolina State University

Constance Bland, Ph.D., Computer Science (1998) University of Mississippi

Albanie Bolton, Ph. D., Computer Science and Software Engineering (2014) Auburn University

Sherri Braxton Leiber, D. Sc. Computer Science (2000) George Washington University

Quincy Brown, Ph.D., Computer Science (2009) Drexel University

Jamika D. Burge, Ph.D., Computer Science (2007) Virginia Tech

Vetria Byrd, Ph.D. Computer & Information Sciences (2010) University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Marietta Cameron, Ph.D. Computer Science (1999) University of Alabama at Birmingham

Robbin Chapman, Ph.D. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (2006) Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tamara Clegg, Ph.D., (2010) Georgia Institute of Technology
Danielle Cummings, Ph.D., Computer Science (????), Texas A&M University

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Frances Chevonne Dancer, Ph.D., Computer Science (2012), Mississippi State University

Shaneé Dawkins, Ph.D., Computer Science (2011) Auburn University

Tawanna Dillahunt, Ph.D., Human-Computer Interaction, (2012), Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science

Felicia Doswell, Ph.D., Computer Science (2005), Virginia Tech

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Amelia Estwick, Ph.D., Computer Science (2011), The George Washington University

Cyntrica Eaton, Ph.D., Computer Science (2008), University of Maryland, College Park

Andrea Edwards, Ph.D., Computer Science (1999), Tulane University

Mary Ellis

Rochelle Elva, Ph.D., Computer Science (2013), University of Central Florida

Wanda Eugene, Ph.D., Computer Science & Software Engineering (2011), Auburn University

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Sherri Frizzel, Ph.D., Computer Science (2003), Auburn University

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Christina Gardner-McCune, Ph.D., Computer Science (2011), Georgia Institute of Technology
Andrea Grimes Parker, Ph.D., Human Centered Computing (2011), Georgia Institute of Technology

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Christin Hamilton-Shelton, Ph.D., Computer Science & Software Engineering (2012), Auburn University
Karen Hare, Ph.D., Computer & Information Science (2008), New Jersey Institute of Technology

Raquel Hill, Ph.D., Computer Science (2002), Harvard University

Cheryl Hinds, Ph.D., Computer Science (2013), Computer Science, University of Idaho

Stacey Hopkins

Mave Houston, Ph.D., Computer Science (2004), Auburn University

Thorna Humphries, Ph.D., Computer Science (2008), University of Colorado at Boulder

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Jacqueline Jackson, Ph.D., Computer Science & Software Engineering (2000), Auburn University
Lethia Jackson, D.Sc., Computer Science, (1998), George Washington University

Demethria Johnson Ramseur, Ph.D., Computer Science & Software Engineering (2001), Auburn University

Elva Jones, North Carolina State University

Stacey Franklin Jones, D.Sc., Computer Science (1997), George Washington University

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Courtney Lamar, Ph.D., Computer Science (2002), Florida State University

Andrea Lawrence, Ph.D., Computer Science (1993), Georgia Institute of Technology.[46] Dr. Lawrence is the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.

Sheena Lewis-Erete, Ph.D., Technology & Social Behavior (Joint degree in Computer Science & Communication) (2013), Northwestern University

Tracey Lewis-Williams, Ph.D., Computer Science (2004), Virginia Tech.[48][49] Dr. Lewis was the first African American woman to earn a doctorate degree in Computer Science from Virginia Tech.

Lynda Louis, Ph.D., Computer Information Systems (2002), Nova Southeastern University

Rose Lowe, Ph.D.,Computer Science (????), Clemson University

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Brandeis H. Marshall, PhD., Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2007). Dr. Marshall is an Associate Professor of Computer Science in the Computer and Information Sciences Department at Spelman College. After obtaining her doctorate, she completed a postdoc at Purdue University’s Cyberinfrastructure Center (2007-2008). She was an Assistant Professor in Computer and Information Technology at Purdue (2008-2014), earning promotion and tenure in April 2014.

Aqueasha Martin Hammond, Ph.D., Computer Science (2014), Clemson University. Dr. Hammond is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Information Systems at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is exploring the design of assistive technology for people that find it challenging to use a pointing device to navigate an interface.

Tammara Massey JeanPaul, Ph.D., Computer Science (2009), University of California, Los Angeles

Yolanda McMillan, Ph.D., Computer Science (2010), Auburn University

Kyla McMullen, Ph.D., Computer Science (2013), University of Michigan. Dr. McMullan was the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.

Idongesit Mkpong-Ruffin, Ph.D., Computer Science & Software Engineering (2008), Auburn University

Loretta Moore, Ph.D., Computer Science (2001), Illinois Institute of Technology

Deidra Morrison, Ph.D., Computer Science (2009), Northwestern University

Jean Muhammad, Ph.D., Computer Science (2005), Florida State University

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Yolanda Rankin, Ph.D., Computer Science (2008), Northwestern University

Phillipa Rhodes Brown, Ph.D., Computer Science (2007), The University of Georgia

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Cheryl Seals, Ph.D., Computer Science (2004), Virginia Tech

Tiki Suarez Brown, Ph.D., Computer Science (2001), Florida State University

Cheryl Swanier, Ph.D., Computer Science (2013), Auburn University

Latanya Sweeny, Ph.D., Computer Science (2001), Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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April Tanner, Ph.D., Computer Science (2010), Mississippi State University

Valerie Taylor, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (1991), University of California at Berkeley

Jakita Thomas, Ph.D. Computer Science (2006), Georgia Institute of Technology

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Aisha Walcott Bryant, Ph.D., Computer Science (2011), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Gloria Washington, Ph.D., Computer Science (2011), The George Washington University

Nicki Washington, Ph.D., Computer Science (2005), North Carolina State University

Briana Wellman, Ph.D., Computer Science (2011), The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Gleneesha Williams, Ph.D., Computer Science (2014), University of Maryland, College Park

Philicity K. Williams, Ph.D., Computer Science & Software Engineering (2010), Auburn University

Marsha R. Williams, Ph.D., Computer Science (1982), Vanderbilt University

Tiffani Williams, Ph.D., Computer Science (2000), University of Central Florida.

Dale Marie Wilson, Ph.D., Computer Science (2006), Auburn University

Marcella Wilson, Ph.D., Computer Science (2008), University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Dr. Wilson is the first African-American female to obtain a doctorate in Computer Science from UMBC.

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