Degree(s): Math, Physics, Applied Math
Undergraduate Institution: University of Oklahoma
Graduate Institution: University of Colorado at Boulder
Photo Credit: Morehouse College
Dr. Rudy Horne was a mathematician, Morehouse College professor, and the mathematics consultant for the movie “Hidden Figures.” During filming, he ensured that all mathematical problems used in the film were accurate and historically relevant. Dr. Horne was also the first Black person to earn a Ph.D. in Applied Math from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2001. Prior to joining Morehouse College, Dr. Horne served on faculty at Florida State University.