Black Women in Physics
This list is a compilation of all of the African American women who have earned a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy or related fields. Corrections? Additions? Please contact Jami at jhu dot edu
Last Updated March 3, 2007
  Name Research Field Year Graduate Institution Present Job
1 Claudia Alexander Space Physics 1993 Univ of Michigan Jet Propulsion Laboratory
2 Aziza Baccouche  Nuclear Physics  2002 Univ of Maryland AZIZA Productions, Inc
3 Valerie Bennett CM Materials Microstructures 1999 Ga Tech Morehouse College
4 Pamela Blakeslee Condensed Matter 1997 MIT Washington State University
5 Beth Brown Astro 1998 Univ of Michigan NASA Goddard /NSSDC
6 Denise Brown Anderson Optical Materials   Univ of Alabama Birm. Center for Naval Analysis
7 Sandra Brown Condensed Matter 2000 MIT Jones Day (Patent Law)
8 Hattie Carwell Nuclear/Health Physics   Bennett (hon) LBNL
9 Sonya Summerour Clemmons BioEngineering 1999 UCSD SSC Enterprises and MediVas, LLC
10 Anna J Coble Biophysics, physics education 1973 Illinois Howard University
11 Trina Coleman   2001 Hampton Howard University
12 Chantale Damas Space and Plasma Physics 1993 UCSD Medgar Evers College
13 Theda Daniels-Race Elect. Eng. (Electro Physics) 1990 Cornell Louisiana State Univ
14 Marta Dark McNeese Laser Biophysics 1999 MIT Spelman
15 Gelonia Dent  Applied Mathematics 2002 Brown IBM
16 Aprille Ericsson-Jackson Aerospace (Mech) Eng 1995 Howard University NASA Goddard
17 Aisha Fields  Optics 2004 Alabama A&M University  
18 Njema J. Frazier Nuclear Physics  1997 Michigan State Univ DOE National Nuclear Security Administration
19 Zelda Gills Optics 1995 Ga Tech Avionics Engineering
20 Willetta Green-Johnson Physics 1988 University of Chicago Loyola University Chicago
21 Evelyn Hammonds  Hist of Sci 1993 Harvard Harvard
22 Windy Hinton Nuclear Physics 2001 Hampton Norfolk State
23 Apriel Hodari Optical Storage 2000 Hampton Center for Naval Analysis
24 Jarita Holbrook Astronomy & Astrophysics 1997 UCSC University of Arizona
25 Nola Hylton Applied Physics (MR imaging) 1985 Stanford University of San Fransisco
26 Deborah Jackson Quantum Computing 1980 Stanford NSF
27 Kamili  Jackson  Mechanical Engineering 2004 Johns Hopkins Univ. NASA
28 Shirley Ann Jackson  Particle Theory 1973 MIT Rensselaer
29 Katherine G. Johnson Math & Space Physics b1918 West Virginia State  Retired
30 Elaine Lalanne Nonlinear Optics 2003 NJIT/Rutgers-Newark UMBC
31 Kim Lewis Applied Physics 2004 Univ. of Michigan RPI
32 Arlene P Maclin Electrical Engineering 1974 Howard University Norfolk State 
33 Helen Major Optics / Plasma Physics 2000 Howard University Lincoln University (PA)
34 Fay Marks Physics   Stanford  
35 Nadya Mason Experimental Condensed Matter 2004 Stanford UIUC
36 Sigrid McAfee Condensed Matter Physics 1976 Polytechnic University of New York Rutgers
37 Cynthia R. McIntyre  Condensed Matter Theory   MIT Rensselaer
38 Willie Hobbs Moore Physics (CM Theory) 1972 Univ of Michigan deceased
39 Dara Norman Astro 1999 Univ of Washington Cerro Tololo Observatory
40 Gillian Reynolds Condensed Matter Physics 1996 MIT Dupont
41 Mercedes Richards Astro 1986 Univ of Toronto Penn State
42 Teri Robinson Computational Chemistry 2007 Jackson State University UCSB
43 Muchere C. Russ Physical Chemistry 1975 Univ of Pittsburg The CMR Group
44 Adrienne Stiff-Roberts Photonics 2004 Univ of Michigan Duke
45 Anouk Shambrook Astronomy & Astrophysics 2001 UCSC National Economic Development and Law Center,
46 Andrea Stith BioPhysics 2001 Univ of Virginia FASEB 
47 Kandace Tanner Biomedical Optics 2006 UIUC PostDoc UC Irvine
48 Erica Thompson Optical Physics 2001 Hampton Univ Postdoc CalTech
49 Alicia Uzzle Nuclear and Applied Physics 2002 Hampton Apprentice School (Newport news VA)
50 Jami M Valentine Condensed Matter Physics 2007 Johns Hopkins University US Patent and Trademark Office
51 Donna Washington Stokes Physics (Magnetism) 1998 University of Houston University of Houston
52 Shannon Watson Experimental Condensed Matter 2005 William and Mary NIST
53 Barbara A. Williams Radio Astronomy 1981 Univ of Maryland University of Delaware
54 Elvira Williams Condensed Matter - Diffusion 1977 Howard University Shaw University
55 Reva Williams Astrophysics 1991 Indiana Univ Bennett & U of Florida
56 Francine Wright