Morehouse College

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Division Faculty
  • Hortinius I. Chenault Endowed Associate Professor
  • Director, Culturally Relevant Computer Lab

Dr. Kinnis Gosha (pronounced Go-Shay) is the Hortinius I. Chenault Endowed Professor of Computer Science, Academic Program Director for Software Engineering, and Executive Director of the Morehouse Center for Broadening Participation in Computing. Dr. Gosha’s research interests include conversational AI, social media data analytics, computer science education, broadening participation in computing, and culturally relevant computing. Gosha also leads Morehouse’s Software Engineering degree program, where he builds collaborations with industry partners to provide his students with a variety of experiential learning experiences. In October of 2022, Gosha took over as the Principal Investigator of the Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computing Sciences (IAAMCS), a Broadening Participation in Computing Alliance, funded by the National Science Foundation.



Office Location
Hopps Technology Tower, Room 125

(470) 639-0634

Office Hours


  • 2019, Distinguished Paper Award: RESPECT Conference 2019
  • 2014, Atlanta Magazine 2014 Groundbreakers Award
  • 2013, Albany State University Top 50 Under 50
  • 2013, Outstanding Ph.D. Student in Human Centered Computing Award (Clemson University)
  • 2010 – 2011, R C Edwards Graduate Fellowship
  • 2010 – 2011, George MacDonald Graduate Fellowship
  • 2010 – 2011, Clemson Alumni Graduate Fellowship
  • 2009, Conference Funding Award – Clemson University School of Computing
  • 2009 – 2010, Southeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (SEAGEP) Fellowship
  • 2006 – 2008, Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Doctoral Scholar Award
  • 2008, IEEE Services Society Certified Services Computing Instructor Certificate
  • 2005, Auburn University President’s Graduate Opportunity Program (PGOP) Award




  • Computer Science Education
  • Human-Centered Computing
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • E-Learning
  • Mentoring

See Also


  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • IEEE Special Technical Community on Broadening Participation
  • Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA)
  • National Society for Blacks in Computing
  • Institute for African Americans Mentoring in Computer Science (iAAMCS)
  • Brothers of the Academy
  • Service Research and Innovation Institute (SRII)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society
  • ACM Special Interest Group for Computer Science Education (SIGCSE)
  • Human Factor Ergonomics Society (HFES) – Clemson Chapter & National Member
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • National Black Graduate Students Association (NBGSA)
  • Empowering Leadership Alliance (EL Alliance)

Publications & Presentations

  • Developing a framework for teacher professional development using online social networks
    K Gosha, E Billionniere, J Gilbert, M Ramsey
    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International
  • Differential gender effects of a STEM-based intervention: An examination of the African American researchers in computing sciences program
    JFL Jackson, JE Gilbert, LVJ Charleston, K Gosha
    Black American Males in Higher Education: Research, Programs and Academe 
  • The effects of anxiety and preparation on performance in technical interviews for hbcu computer science majors
    P Hall Jr, K Gosha
    Proceedings of the 2018 ACM SIGMIS Conference on Computers and People 
  • A comparison of social service selection techniques
    E Billionniere, D Greiman, K Gosha
  • Eighth IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and
  • Stars computing corps: Enhancing engagement of underrepresented students and building community in computing
    J Payton, T Barnes, K Buch, A Rorrer, H Zuo, K Gosha, K Nagel, N Napier, …
    Computing in Science & Engineering 18 (3), 44-57
  • Exploring the needs and preferences of underrepresented minority students for an intelligent virtual mentoring system
    NA Mack, R Cummings, EW Huff, K Gosha, JE Gilbert
    International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 213-221
  • From Midshipmen to Cyber Pros: Training Minority Naval Reserve Officer Training Corp Students for Cybersecurity
    NA Mack, K Womack, EW Huff Jr, R Cummings, N Dowling, K Gosha
    Proceedings of the 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science 
  • Computing career exploration for urban African American students using embodied conversational agents
    K Gosha, EW Huff Jr, J Scott
    Proceedings of the 2018 ACM SIGMIS Conference on Computers and People
  • The application of embodied conversational agents for mentoring African American STEM doctoral students
    K Gosha
    Clemson University
  • An exploration of black students interacting with computing college and career readiness vlog commentary social media influencers
    RT Cummings, EH Huff, NA Mack, K Womack, A Reid, B Ghoram, …
    Computing in Science & Engineering 22 (5), 29-40 4
  • Evaluating the usability of pervasive conversational user interfaces for virtual mentoring
    EW Huff, NA Mack, R Cummings, K Womack, K Gosha, JE Gilbert
    International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 80-98 
  • Development of a Twitter graduate school virtual mentor for HBCU computer science students
    L Hampton, K Gosha
    Proceedings of the ACMSE 2018 Conference, 1-2
  • Holistic development of underrepresented students through academic: industry partnerships
    L Burge, M Mejias, KM Galloway, K Gosha, J Muhammad
    Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science
  • Spiritual counseling for male college students using embodied conversational agents
    K Gosha, J Porter III, D Cherry, C Ordu, J Horace
    Journal of Progressive Policy & Practice 2 (1), 123-129
  • The Use of Chatbots in Future Faculty Mentoring: A Case of the Engineering Professoriate
    SL Mendez, VM Conley, K Johanson, K Gosha, NA Mack, CL Haynes
    2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
  • Strategic Partnerships to Enhance Data Structures and Algorithms Instruction at HBCUs
    K Gosha, V Kannan, L Morgan, EW Huff Jr
    Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Southeast Conference, 194-197
  • The classification of aggressive dialogue in social media platforms
    J Langham, K Gosha
    Proceedings of the 2018 ACM SIGMIS Conference on Computers and People
  • The development of a conversational agent mentor interface using short message service (SMS)
    L Julian, K Gosha, EW Huff Jr
    Proceedings of the 2018 ACM SIGMIS Conference on Computers and People
  • Awareness and Readiness for Graduate School of African American Male Computer Science Students
    EW Huff, K Gosha
  • Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering 
  • Virtual graduate school mentoring using embodied conversational agents
    K Gosha, JE Gilbert, K Middlebrook

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National Science Foundation: Computer scientist Kinnis Gosha – ScienceLives

Morehouse College professor and director of the NSF-supported Culturally Relevant Computing Lab, Kinnis Gosha, dedicates his time to reshaping the demographics of the field of computer science.

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C-SCORE program enables ROTC cadets to contribute to national defense digitally.