Dr. Talitha Washington

Dr. Talitha Washington is a program officer at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and an associate professor of mathematics at Howard University.

Degree(s): Math

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Undergraduate Institution: Spelman College (HBCU)

Graduate Institution: University of Connecticut

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Photo Credit: www.talithawashington.com

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Dr. Talitha Washington is a program officer at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the Division of Undergraduate Education and the co-lead of the Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program. She is also a tenured associate professor of mathematics at Howard University and is interested in the applications of differential equations to problems in biology and engineering, as well as the development of nonstandard finite difference schemes to numerically solve dynamical systems. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi honor societies and Kappa Mu Epsilon and Pi Mu Epsilon mathematics honor societies. Dr. Washington is the recipient of the 2019 BEYA STEM Innovator Award, MAA’s 2018 Leitzel Lecturer, an ASI Fellow, and was featured by NSF as a Woman History Maker. In 2019, she received the distinguished Outstanding Faculty Award from Howard University.

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