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Dr. Fallon Wilson is the Research Director of Black Tech Mecca and the Co-Founder and CEO of Black in Tech Nashville which seeks to curate and connect a diverse black tech ecosystem both locally and nationally. She is the former Assistant Vice President of Institutional Advancement as well as the former Director of STEAMS (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Social Justice) at American Baptist College. In 2016, Dr. Wilson has been named by the Tennessean and the Center for Nonprofit Management as one of the top nonprofit leaders in their 30s. Dr. Wilson also co-chairs with the Chief Information Officer of the City and the CEO of the Nashville Technology Council, Connected Nashville: A Vision for a Smarter City which is the City of Nashville's Smart City working group. Because of her Smart City work, Dr. Wilson was selected by the International Society of Technology in Education to receive the 2017 Digital Equity Award which is given to a national leader seeking to address of issues of digital equity.Her commitment to issues equity is also evident in her research work where she is developingalternative pathways into tech for first generation students of color through civic tech, govtech, and social service-based careers. Her research is funded by the Kapor for Social Impact and by the Kauffman Foundation. In addition to her scholarly work, Dr. Wilson is the Co-Founder and CEO of Black in Tech Nashville which is a tech membership organization of 450 African-American technologists who are both traditional and public interest technologists.In August 2017, Black in Tech Nashville organized and hosted Nashville's first city-wide 2017 Tech Inclusion Forum which brought together 200 plus tech leaders, community tech groups, educational leaders, civic leaders, and knowledge economy partners to discuss building a thriving tech inclusive ecosystem in Nashville. Recently, Black in Tech Nashville was selected by the Nashville Technology Council as a finalist for 2018 Nashville Technology Council's Diversity Game Changer Award and featured in Black Enterprise as one of five black tech ecosystem builder organizations in the US. Given her tech vision for Nashville, Dr. Wilson was voted by city leaders and Channel 2 News/ABC as one of eight Women to Watch in Nashville. She is CABLE's 2018 Power of Inclusion Awardee and is on the cover of the 2018 Nashville Post's Annual Techie Magazine. In addition to her professional and scholarly work, Dr. Wilson is a member of the Alignment Nashville's Learning Technology Team, Metro Nashville Public Schools' STEAM Advisory Board, Ray of Hope Community Church Council, Pencil Board Member, and member of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce Report Card Committee. Dr. Wilson has a BA from Spelman College and a MA and PhD from the University of Chicago. As a self-proclaimed public interest technologist, she spends her time discussing issues of race, gender, faith, and digital equity. She's on twitter at @SistahWilson
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