Below is a list of all of the scholarly articles published by members of the IAAMCS team on African Americans in Computing:

Highlighted Publication:

An Analysis of Black Faculty in CS Research Departments

By Juan E. Gilbert, Jeremy A. Magruder Waisome, Simone Smarr
Communications of the ACM, February 2023, Vol. 66 No. 2, Pages 45-47


Jackson, J. F. L., & O’Callaghan, E. M. (2008). How Diverse has Computer Science Faculty Become During the Past Decade (1993-2004)? IEEE Computer, 41, 104-107.

Gilbert, J. E., Jackson, J. F. L., Seals, C. (2008). African American Researchers in Computing Sciences: A Model for Broadening Participation in Computing. Computing Research News: A Publication for the Computer Research Association, 20, 3.

Jackson, J. F. L., Gilbert, J. E., Charleston, L. J., & Gosha, K. (2009). Differential Gender Effects of a STEM-based Intervention: An Examination of the African American Researchers in Computing Sciences program. In H. T. Frierson, W. Pearson, J. H. Wyche (Eds.), Black American Males in Higher Education: Research, Programs, and Academe. Bingley, UK: Emerald, Volume 7, pp. 317-330.

Charleston, L. J., & Jackson, J. F. L. (2011). Future Faculty/Research Scientist Mentoring Program: Proven Coping Strategies for Successful Matriculation of African American in Computing Science Doctoral Programs. In W. F. Tate & H. T. Frierson (Eds.), Beyond Stock Stories and Folktales: African Americans’ Paths to STEM Fields. Emerald. Volume 11. pp. 287-305.

Jackson, J.F.L. & Charleston, L.J. (2012). Differential Gender Outcomes of Career Exploration Sessions for African American Undergraduates: An Examination of a Computing Science Outreach Effort at Predominantly White Institutions. In C.R. Chambers & R.V. Sharpe (Eds.), Black Female Undergraduates on Campus: Successes and Challenges. Diversity in Higher Education, Volume 12, pp. 185-197.

Charleston, L.J. (2012). A Qualitative Investigation of African Americans’ Decision to Pursue Computing Science Degrees: Implications for Cultivating Career Choice and Aspiration. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 5(4), 222-243.

Jackson, J. F. L., Charleston, L. J., George, P. L., & Gilbert, J. E. (2012). Factors that Attract African American Males to Computer Science: A Study of Aspiring and Current Professionals. In M. C. Brown & T. E. Dancy (Eds.), African American Males and Education: Examining the Convergence of Race and Identity. Information Age, pp. 189-201.

Jackson, J.F. L., Charleston, L. J., Gilbert, J.E., & Seals, C. (2013). Changing Attitudes About Computing Science at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Benefits of an Intervention Program Designed for Undergraduates. Journal of African American Studies, 2(17), 162-173.

[1]Gosha, K. (2013). The application of embodied conversational agents for mentoring African American STEM doctoral students. ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Clemson University.

Charleston, L. J., Gilbert, J. E., Escobar, B., & Jackson, J. F. L. (2014). Creating a Pipeline for African American Computing Science Faculty: An Innovative Faculty/Research Mentoring Program Model. Journal of Faculty Development, 28(1), 85-92.

Charleston, L. J., George, P. L., Jackson, J. F. L., Berhanu, J., & Amechi, M. H. (2014). Navigating Underrepresented STEM Spaces: Experiences of Black Women in U.S. Computing Science Higher Education Programs Who Actualize Success. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 7(3), 166-176.

Charleston, L. J., Adserias, R. P., Lang, N., & Jackson, J. F. L. (2014). Intersectionality and STEM: The Role of Race and Gender in the Academic Pursuits of African American Women in STEM. Journal of Progressive Policy & Practice, 2(3).

Charleston, L. J., Jackson, J. F. L., & Gilbert, J.E. (2014) Preparing the Next Generation of African American Computing Science University Faculty: Examining the Benefits of the Future Faculty/ Research Scientist Mentoring Program. In Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher (Ed.), The Obama Administration and Educational Reform. Emerald. Volume 10. pp. 205-222.

Charleston, L. J., Charleston, S. A. & Jackson, J. F. L. (2014). Using Culturally Responsive Practices to Broaden Participation in the Educational Pipeline: Addressing the Unfinished Business of Brown in the Field of Computing Sciences. Journal of Negro Education, 83(3), pp. 400-419.

Charleston, L .J., Jackson, J. F. L., Gilbert, J. E. & Adserias, R. P. (2015). African American Researchers in Computing Sciences: Expanding the Pool of Participation in Research Scientist and Faculty Positions. In P. H. Mosley and S. Keith Hargrove (Eds.), Navigating Academia: A Guide for Women and Minority STEM Faculty. Elsevier. pp. 155-169.

Gilbert, J. E., Jackson, J. F. L., Dillion, E. C., & Charleston, L. J. (2015). Broadening Participation African Americans in the U.S. Computing Sciences Workforce: An exploration of the education-to-work pipeline. Communications of ACM, 58(7), 35-38.

Dillon, E. C., Gilbert., J. E., Jackson, J. F. L., & Charleston, L. J. (2015). The State of African-Americans in Computer Science: The Need to Increase Representation. Computing Research News, (27)8.

Dillion Jr, E. C., Gilbert, G. E., Jackson, J. F. L., & Charleston, L. J. (2016). Expanding the Pipeline: The State of African Americans in Computing Science. Computing Research News, 27(8), 2 – 6.

Charleston, L. J., Leon, R. A. (2016). Constructing self-efficacy in STEM graduate education. Journal for Multicultural Education, 10(2), pp. 152-166.

Kinnis Gosha, Trey Ridley, Ernest Holmes, Kevin Womack, and Jordan Scott. 2017. Introduction to Computer Science for Urban African American Students Using Sphero Robotics Workshop. In Proceedings of the SouthEast Conference (ACM SE ’17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 252-254. DOI:

Kinnis Gosha, Prince Abudu, and Marshall Forney. 2017. Evaluation of the Expert Advisement in a Virtual Graduate School Panel for Computer Science Students. In Proceedings of the SouthEast Conference (ACM SE ’17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 69-74. DOI:

[2]Legand Burge, Marlon Mejias, KaMar Galloway, Kinnis Gosha, & Jean Muhammad. 2017. Holistic Development of Underrepresented Students through Academic: Industry Partnerships. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE ’17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 681-682. DOI:

Gosha, K., & Harris, N. (2017). Pairing High School Teachers with Historically Black College & University (HBCU) Computer Science Students to Teach Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles. IOSR Journal of Computer Engineering (IOSR-JCE), 19(3), 5–9.

[1] Dissertation

[2] Conference Proceedings