Quincy Brown, Ph.D., is the director of engagement and research at AnitaB.org.
Previously, I was a program director for STEM Education Research at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). I have also served as a senior policy advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. There my portfolio included agricultural entrepreneurship, STEM education, and the My Brother’s Keeper STEM+ entrepreneurship initiatives. Prior to this position, I was an AAAS science & technology policy fellow at the National Science Foundation where I worked on computer science education projects. I am a co-founder of blackcomputeHER.org, a non-profit organization providing education and support to black women and girls in computing+tech.
For six years I was an assistant professor of computer science at Bowie State University. There I conducted human computer interaction research and examined the design of intelligent tutoring systems, explored the design and usability of mobile devices, and investigated the use of mobile devices in emergency situations. I also founded and directed the Games+Mobile Play, Learn, Live Lab.
I completed my Ph.D. as part of the Vision and Cognition Lab of the Computer Science Department at Drexel University. While completing my doctoral studies I was a National Science Foundation GK-12 fellow and a Bridge To the Doctorate fellow. As a GK-12 fellow I taught and developed STEM curricula for middle school students. In 2009 I became the recipient of the National Science Foundation/Computing Community Consortium CI Fellows Postdoctoral Research Fellowship award.