Symone Campbell, Ph.D.

Race & Tech Postdoctoral Fellow

Howard University

Dr. Symone Campbell, a native of Syracuse, New York, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Buffalo State University, a Master of Arts degree in Africana Studies from the University at Albany, and a Ph.D. in Communication, Culture, and Media Studies from Howard University. Dr. Campbell is now the inaugural Race & Tech Postdoctoral Fellow within the Center for Applied Data Science and Analytics (CADSA) at Howard University, Dr. Campbell focuses on the sociotechnical aspects of technology, specifically examining the cultural usage and creation of Black-owned digital technologies tailored for Black K-12 students. Her research highlights the crucial roles of Black technologists and community advocates in providing essential digital tools, contributing to a more equitable future. With her expertise, Dr. Campbell shapes discourse on tech policy, responsible AI systems, and human-computer interaction, evident through her engagements with prestigious organizations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Science Foundation as well as her role as an instructor of the graduate-level course Computational Social Justice.