Meet Our Lectures

Our electrifying guest lecturers are innovators, thinkers, doers, and idea-generators who support the development of a thriving Black tech ecosystem to champion community-centered research and address issues of racial tech disparity.


Guest Lecturers

Ayori Selassie


Kyle Ali


Dr. Timnit Gebru

Co-Founder of Black in Ai

Greg Greenlee

Blacks In Technology

Alexandria Butler


Dr. Chad Womack


Dr. Allison Scott

Kapor Center

Dr. Desmond Patton

Columbia & Ai for All

Dr. Ebony McGee

Vanderbilt & EDIFI

Dr. Nicol Howard

Journal of Computer Science Integration

Akili Lee

Social Entrepreneur

Carla Jefferson

Darlington County School District

Waymond Jackson

Founder of EdFarm

Clinton Odom

The National Urban League

Dr. Charlton Mcllwain

Author of Black Software

Deshuna Moore Spencer

Founder of KweliTv

Jayme Wooten

CLLTIVLY, Advisory Board Member

Andreen Soley

New America

Dr. Nicol Turner Lee

Director, Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings Institute; Senior Fellow, Governance Studies

Maurita Coley

President and CEO of Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council

Sharon Kennedy Vickers

City of Saint Paul
Chief Information Officer (CIO);

Dr. Menna Demessie

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Chris Lewis

Public Knowledge

Erin Horn McKinney

Founder of Black Female Founders

Dr. André Brock


Michelle Ferguson

Tech Dream Corps

Jamal Watkins

The NAACP (National Organization)

Rev. Leah Daughtry

Co-Founder and Co-Chair of
Black Church PAC

JaNay Queen Nazaire

Chief Strategy Officer Living Cities

Dr. Cynthia Warrick

President of
Stillman College

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