Dept. of Computer Science
George Mason University
Want to help? Here's some ways you can:
Supporting Black lives through technology
Fighting Anti-Blackness Resource List
Supporting Black Lives Matter and Communities of Color
Petition for racial data on coronavirus
Sign other racial justice and equity related petitions
Make donations (there's ways that don't require money!)
If nothing else, educate yourself. If you're non-Black, listen and don't criticize. Be our allies not just in emails and private meetings, but in public and loudly.
The fight is far from over.
I am Dr. Brittany Johnson-Matthews, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at George Mason University. You may also know me as my pen name, Brittany Johnson. I am currently recruiting students to work in my lab!
I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University (2017), after getting my B.A. in Computer Science from the College of Charleston (2011). I explore sociotechnical problems pertaining to developer productivity and software development/use, such as tool support, work environments, ethics, and software for social good. My research is interdisciplinary, cross-cutting with research in software engineering, human-computer interaction, and machine learning.
Outside of work, I enjoy doing anything that allows me to be creative. From painting on canvas to painting my nails, I love to express myself! I also have a passion for mentoring and encouraging others to reach for the stars (while never forgetting who you are or where you started).