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Talitha M Washington

Talitha M Washington portrait
(703) 292-4640
W 11146
Program Director

Program Responsibilities:
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program)
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program


Dr. Talitha Washington is a tenured Associate Professor of Mathematics at Howard University. She joined the National Science Foundation (NSF) in August of 2017 as a Program Officer in the Division of Undergraduate Education. 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.   

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 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.