Dr. Olivia Blackmon
- Program Director, The George Washington University School of Integrated, Information Science & Technology Program
Olivia M. Blackmon has her Ph.D. in Sociology with a concentration in Education Policy, and advanced quantitative methods. She currently is the Asst. Program Director and Faculty at The George Washington University school of Integrated, Information Science & Technology Program, and teaches courses in research methods, survey design and statistics in the school of Sociology and Graduate School of Political Management. Dr. Blackmon also serves as a Senior Education Advisor for Central American with DevTech, a Senior Advisor to the United Nations Global Impact forum for West Africa, and is the Board President of Ajeah a NGO based in Togo to support equal educational opportunities for children. Previously she has served as the Director of Research at Thurgood Marshall College Fund and conducted research on STEM initiatives at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the U.S., and Brazil. She has consulted with USAID, World Vision, the United Nations, and UNICEF to design, implement and measure high impact STEM, reading literacy and humanitarian programs throughout East and South Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America.