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LaTanya Brown-Robertson, PhD (she/her)


  • COAS Honors Program
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Professor
  • Faculty Committee Member
    Center for Applied Data Science and Analytics


LaTanya Brown-Robertson, Ph.D., Director of the Honors Program in the College of Arts and Science, Professor of Economics, and Northeastern Regional Head for the NSF INCLUDES, Cohort 4 National Data Science Alliance (NDSA), holds a Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. in Economics from Howard University. She returns to Howard University after garnering over 17 years of experience as a Professor of Economics and an academic administrator. Dr. Brown-Robertson joins us from Bowie State University, where she was the Special Assistant for Research and Development and Professor of Economics in the College of Business. In this role, Dr. Brown- Robertson was responsible for increasing the University’s grant funding by $16 million, transforming the College of Business curriculum plan, and ushering in the University’s first Data Analytics program and certificate. She led multiple grants from organizations such as the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Carnegie Foundation, and the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Dr. Brown-Robertson also served as Interim Chair of the Accounting, Finance, and Economics Department at Bowie State University. As Chair, she developed and executed a Department Strategic Plan, which involved forming a concentration in Data Analytics and implementing the University System of Maryland badging micro-credential program. From 2012 to 2019, Dr. Brown Robertson served as Director of the Undergraduate Learning Assistant program, which is a university-wide program that places upper-level students as peer mentors for students in lower-level courses for course credit. She holds publications in various peer-reviewed journals, including the American Economic Review, Eastern Economics Association Journal, Review of the Black Political Economy, and Journal of the Community Development Society.

Education & Expertise



Howard University


Honors Education

Housing Economics

Applied Economics

Data Science and Analytics

Experiential Learning / High Impact Practices (HIPs)