Dr. Fallon Wilson

Co-Founder and CEO of Black in Tech Nashville

Biography

Dr. Fallon Wilson is the Co-Founder and CEO of Black in Tech Nashville which seeks to curate and connect a diverse black tech ecosystem. 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. As the Director of STEAMS, in April 2016, Dr. Wilson inaugurated Nashville first Senior Day where the Chief Education Officer of Google, Jaime Casap, spoke to 300 MNPS high school graduating seniors about social justice, technology, and solving world problems. Then in April 2017, Dr. Wilson hosted the second Senior Day with top African-American engineer from Snapchat, Justin Washington, who spoke about tech and inclusion to 1,500 high school seniors representing all of Metro Nashville Public High Schools. In addition to her professional work, Dr. Wilson is a member of the Alignment Nashville’s Learning Technology Team, MNPS STEAM Advisory Board, Ray of Hope Community Church Council, Pencil Board Member, and member of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce Report Card Committee and Prosperity Leaders. 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. Recently, Dr. Wilson was selected by the International Society of Technology in Education to receive the 2017 Digital Equity PLN Award which is given to a national leader seeking to address of issues of digital equity. 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