Mark D. Hatcher

Member of Secular Students at Howard University

Neurophysiology student; has leadership roles with the Secular Students at Howard University, AAH, and Black Atheists of America.

Mark D. Hatcher is a PhD candidate of Neurophysiology at Howard University and CFO of Black Atheists of America. He started Secular Students of Howard University (SSHU), the first officially recognized secular organization at a historically black college or university. Mark has given talks for the Center for Inquiry, The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington Area Secular Humanists and more.

"Much of the African American community has been suffering from superstition, "mis-education," and fear of science for far too long. The understanding of the sciences in the Black community will be the spark that ignites the explosion of critical thinking and conversation among a people who have been starving for it since the Black Renaissance of the early 20th century. We hope to show how important science education and critical thinking skills are to the social, economic, and academic development of our people."