Welcome all.

Dr. Nathan Alexander here and this is my teaching and learning site. I study the role of context in probability theory, statistical data analysis, and mathematical modeling. My goal is to contribute to the world by improving how we learn, and our collective knowledge of history and injustice. Most importantly, I have dedicated my work to understanding how we can better integrate theory, quantification, and formal mathematics into conversations around local and global injustices in ways that remain critical, systems-oriented, and productive to the material lives of our neighbors.


I have been a teacher for more than 15 years. I am a faculty member at Howard University (Go Bisons!), where I hold a dual appointment in the School of Education and the Center for Applied Data Science and Analytics (CADSA). Most recently, I was at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia where I taught mathematics and studied how undergraduate students communicate increasingly complex ideas. Prior to my time in Atlanta, I was a professor of mathematics and statistics education at the University of San Francisco, a high school mathematics teacher in Oakland, California, and a visiting scholar and GSI at UC Berkeley.

I am also the director of the Quantitative Histories Workshop, a community-centered teaching and learning lab. If you are interested in learning more about our work or giving a talk, complete this form. You can view my other website at professornaite.com.


Columbia University, PhD, 2015
Columbia University, MS, 2011
New York University, MA, 2008
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, 2007
National University of Singapore, Exchange Student, 2005

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions: professornaite [at] gmail [dot] com