Terrence Blackman, PhD Mathematical Scientist

Terrence Blackman, PhD


Dr. Terrence Blackman was born in Georgetown, Guyana. Terrence attended Queen’s College from 1979 – 1986 and was in Nobbs (“L”) House. He is active in QCAANY.  He is a former Vice President of the Queens College Of Guyana Alumni Association -New York Chapter.  Terrence graduated Cum Laude with honors in mathematics from Brooklyn College and he holds M. Phil and Ph.D. degrees, in mathematics, from The Graduate School of City University of New York. He is an Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Mathematics Department at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, NY.   He was a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  Terrence has a long record of working on issues related to equity and diversity in mathematics. He is particularly interested in African American success in mathematics.  Dr. Blackman was recent speaker at the annual Conference for African-American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences (CAARMS), where he delivered a talk titled “Can you hear the shape of a drum? Space, Number, Symmetry & Equity”.  The conference addressed critical issues involving African-American researchers and graduate students in the mathematical sciences




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