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Talitha M. Washington
Associate Professor | Department of Mathematics
Dr. Talitha Washington is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Howard University. She has been an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of Evansville and The College of New Rochelle, and a VIGRE Research Associate in the Department of Mathematics at Duke University. She earned her master's and doctoral degrees in mathematics from the University of Connecticut, and completed her undergraduate studies in mathematics at Spelman College.
Dr. Washington's current fields of interest include applying ordinary and partial differential equations to problems in biology and engineering. Her work on Dr. Elbert Frank Cox, the first Black in the world to earn a PhD in mathematics, has been shared on radio and television stations. Last summer, she founded SMARTE (Summer Mathematics and Research Training in Evansville) in Indiana which engaged middle school students in research projects in science and mathematics. She is also active with the Capstone Institute at Howard University which provides professional development training for school teachers and college professors in STEM. Currently, she serves on the Executive Board of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM).