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Quincy Brown, PhD

Quincy K. Brown, Ph.D., is the Director of Space STEM and Workforce Policy in the National Space Council. Prior to this she was a Senior Policy Advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where she managed the Presidential Awards portfolio, led space-related STEM initiatives, and served on the leadership team of the NSTC’s Federal Coordination in STEM Education subcommittee.  She is also the co-founder of blackcomputeHER.org and was previously the Head of Programs at AnitaB.org and the Program Director for STEM Education Research at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She also served as a Senior Policy Advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Obama Administration and was an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation where she worked on Computer Science and STEM Education initiatives. 

For six years Quincy was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Bowie State University. There 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 also founded and directed the Games+Mobile Play, Learn, Live Lab.

Quincy completed my PhD as part of the Vision and Cognition Lab of the Computer Science Department at Drexel University. While completing her doctoral studies she was a National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellow and a Bridge To the Doctorate Fellow.  As a GK-12 Fellow, she 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.