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2017 Featured Teacher: Talitha Washington, Ph.D.


Dr. Talitha Washington is a tenured Associate Professor of Mathematics at Howard University. She 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. Dr. Washington completed her undergraduate studies in mathematics at Spelman College and studied abroad at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Mexico. She earned her master's and doctoral degrees in mathematics from the University of Connecticut. She was a Vertical Integration of Research and Education (VIGRE) Research Associate in the Department of Mathematics at Duke University. She held assistant professorships at The College of New Rochelle and the University of Evansville, and most recently, an associate professorship at Howard University.

She recently presented "The Mathematics of the 'Hidden Figures'" at the National Math Festival held on April 22, 2017 at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. The following link will take you to a video of her presentation https://vimeo.com/214718938 . Dr. Washington will also be conducting a presentation on Tuesday, May 23rd from 11am-1pm at CETLA highlighting a software that engineers, mathematicians, and scientists use worldwide to analyze and design the systems and products that transform our world!

Find out more about Dr. Talitha Washington’s work here! http://www.talithawashington.com/.


2016 Featured Teacher: Norman Sandridge, Ph.D.


Associate Professor, Norman Sandridge began his academic career with an interest in physics and philosophy, doing research on space plasma and synchronous sonoluminescence. His goal at the beginning of college was to become an astronaut and a cosmologist. Yet, after a series of inspiring courses in Latin, he became more interested in the humanities and pursued graduate degrees in Greek, Latin, and Classics, with a focus on ethics, the emotions, heroism, and leadership. He wrote a master's thesis on the theme of redemption in the tragedies of Sophocles and a dissertation on the Argonautica, an epic by Apollonius of Rhodes. Dr. Sandridge is a research fellow at Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies and currently develops collaborative courses and collaborative online research projects.


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