Dr. Evelyn Boyd Granville

Dr. Evelyn Boyd Granville is the second Black woman to earn a Ph.D. in math.

Degree(s): Math, Physics

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Undergraduate Institution: Smith College

Graduate Institution: Yale University

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Photo Credit: Culture Programs of the National Academy of Sciences

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Dr. Evelyn Boyd Granville is the second Black woman to earn a Ph.D. in math. Despite completing her Ph.D. from Yale University, opportunities to pursue academic careers at Ivy-league institutions were unavailable to Black women at the time. Dr. Granville began her career at Fisk University, where she taught fellow representers Drs. Vivienne Malone-Mayes and Etta Zuber Falconer. In 1956, Dr. Granville began her career at IBM as a computer programmer and later worked on several NASA projects, including the Apollo program. She later assumed academic positions at California State University, Los Angeles and Texas College, and she is a staunch advocate for women in computing.

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