Talitha Washington Selected to Lead the Association for Women in Mathematics

Talitha Washington, a professor of the mathematical sciences at Clark Atlanta University and the director of the Atlanta University Center Data Science Initiative, has been named president-elect of the Association for Women in Mathematics. She will become president of the organization in 2023.

The association is a non-profit organization founded in 1971 that currently has more than 3,500 members worldwide. The organization encourages women and girls to study and have active careers in the mathematical sciences and promotes equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.

A native of Indiana, Dr. Washington is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, where she majored in mathematics. She holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Connecticut. She was the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics at the Univesity of Connecticut.

After completing her Ph.D., Dr. Washington was appointed as a research associate in the department of mathematics at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. After two years at Duke University, in 2003 she was appointed assistant professor in the department of mathematics at the College of New Rochelle in New York. In 2005, Dr. Washington accepted a position as an assistant professor at the University of Evansville in Indiana. She was promoted to associate professor in 2011. In 2012, she joined the faculty at Howard University, where she taught until taking her current post in 2020.

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