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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., currently serves as the Director of the Honors Program in the College of Arts and Sciences and a Professor of Economics at Howard University, where she also obtained her Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. in Economics.

Dr. Brown-Robertson is the Northeastern Regional Head, National Data Science Alliance (NDSA), $10 million NSF INCLUDES. Her expertise extends to data science and analytics, having developed curriculum programs at multiple institutions. She also serves as Principal Investigator for an additional NSF grant, which funds a Data Science Honors Study Abroad program called International THREADS (Thesis Honors Research Experiences for Academic Data Scientists).

Dr. Brown-Robertson has held various leadership positions throughout her career, including Special Assistant for Research and Development at Bowie State University, where she increased grant funding by $16 million. She has also served as Interim Chair of the Accounting, Finance, and Economics Department, Director of the Undergraduate Learning Assistant program, and Coordinator for Assessment and Accreditation.

Dr. Brown-Robertson's research interests are diverse, spanning urban economics, housing economics, stratification economics, and teaching economics. Her ability to delve into these complex areas is evident in her successful collaborations on multiple grants from prestigious organizations such as the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Carnegie Foundation, and the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Dr. Brown-Robertson's work has been published in several 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. Her contributions to academia and research rest with her passion for her community and the next generation of scholars.

Education & Expertise



Howard University


Honors Education

Housing Economics

Applied Economics

Data Science and Analytics

Experiential Learning / High Impact Practices (HIPs)