Quincy Brown

Senior Director for Innovation Research, AnitaB.org

Quincy Brown, Ph.D., is the Senior Director for Innovation Research at AnitaB.org. Previously, she was a Program Director for STEM Education Research at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She has also served as a Senior Policy Advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. There her portfolio included agricultural entrepreneurship, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, and the My Brother’s Keeper STEM+ Entrepreneurship initiatives. Prior to that position, Brown was an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation and worked on computer science education projects. She is a co-founder of blackcomputeHER.org, a nonprofit organization providing education and support to black women and girls in computing+tech. For six years, she was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Bowie State University, where she conducted human computer interaction research and examined the design of intelligent tutoring systems; explored the design and usability of mobile devices; and investigated the use of mobile devices in emergency situations. She likewise founded and directed the Games+Mobile Play, Learn, Live Lab. Brown completed her doctorate as part of the Vision and Cognition Lab of the Drexel University Computer Science Department. While completing her doctoral studies, she was a National Science Foundation GK12 Fellow and a Bridge To the Doctorate Fellow. As a GK12 Fellow, Brown taught and developed STEM curricula for middle school students. In 2009, she became the recipient of the National Science Foundation/Computing Community Consortium CI Fellows Postdoctoral Research Fellowship award.