Dr. Quincy Brown is a Senior Policy Advisor for STEM Education Policy serving in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. A computer scientist, Quincy’s expertise includes human-computer interaction, intelligent tutoring systems, mobile learning, and educational game design.
She was previously the Head of Programs at AnitaB.org, a global organization dedicated to the development of women technologists. Quincy is co-founder of blackcomputeHER.org, a nonprofit organization focused on supporting the advancement of Black women and girls in computing and technology in education and in the workforce. She was previously Program Director for STEM Education Research at AAAS where she focused on pre-service STEM teacher education and innovation and entrepreneurship. She has also served in the Obama Administration as a Senior Policy Advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow as the National Science Foundation focused on CS and STEM Education.
For six years she 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 and the design and usability of mobile devices and use of mobile devices in emergency situations by first responders.
Quincy began her career in industry as a test and software quality engineer at Nokia, NEC, and Raytheon. Her research has been supported by Google, DOD, DHS, and the NSF.