Nathan N. Alexander, PH.D.
- Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Dr. Nathan Alexander explores the development of quantitative literacy in the contexts of Black history and futurity.
Wheeler Hall, Room 309
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
11 a.m. to noon
- Sociology of Education
- Mathematical and Statistical Modeling
- Mathematical Models in the Sociological Imagination
What if we re-imagined the meaning of “social justice” as a practice of possibility, one grounded in critical care , using evidence and data to show folks when things are awry, and practicing healing with ourselves and in community with others. What happens when you throw mathematics (the formal) and sociology (the intuitive) into the mix? You get mathematical models in the sociological imagination.
- Speculative fiction, Afro-futurism, and the Mathematical Sciences
Building on the work of critical race theory, the Black Intellectual Tradition, and the mechanics of modern systems of inequity that utilize computational and mathematical practices, this project explores the role of speculative fiction in education, and specifically mathematics classrooms. How does mathematics allow us to be critical in the process of being descriptive, corrective, and prescriptive?
- Human x Digital Networks for Mathematics Learning
This project explores a hybrid mathematics laboratory model that focuses on communication and social networks to explore how Human x Digital Networks and tools inform and improve mathematics preparation, assessment, and conceptual thinking in undergraduate settings.
Publications & Presentations
- Guest talk on Afrofuturism and Math Ed. Abolition Science, Season 3. Abolition Science Podcast.
- Black History Month Honoree. Mathematically Gifted and Black.
- Number problem moves Morehouse professor. Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC).
- When Empathy Goes Viral. Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.
- Boosting the Numbers. Nathan Alexander wants to ensure that other minority students pursue studies in math.