Nicki Washington

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Name:Nicki Washington

Dr. Nicki Washington is a professor of the practice of computer science at Duke University and the author of Unapologetically Dope: Lessons for Black Women and Girls on Surviving and Thriving in the Tech Field. Her career in higher education began at Howard University as the first Black female faculty member in the Department of Computer Science. Her professional experience also includes Winthrop University, The Aerospace Corporation, and IBM. She is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University (B.S., ‘00) and North Carolina State University (M.S., ’02; Ph.D., ’05), becoming the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D. at the university and 2019 Computer Science Hall of Fame Inductee. She is a native of Durham, NC.

Affiliation:Duke University


SIGCSE TS 2023 Author of Supporting the Integration of Social Justice Topics within K-12 Computing Education within the Panels-track
SPLASH 2020 Author of SPLASH-E Keynote within the SPLASH-E-track