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 Leadership Advisory Board

Cynthia Taylor Small, Ph.D., The MITRE Corporation

Department Head, Data Analytics, The MITRE Corporation

Cynthia SmallCynthia Taylor Small, Ph.D. is the department head of the Data Analytics Department in the Data and Human-Centered Solutions Innovation Center.  As department head, Dr. Small is responsible for capability development of data analytics and its application across MITRE’s work programs. Since joining MITRE, Dr. Small has been involved in the sharing, management, and analysis of data. She is published in knowledge management and has given many presentations to MITRE, government and academia. 

Throughout her career at MITRE, Dr. Small has been recognized for her technical, management and customer impact. In 2015, she was presented the Career Achievement Industry Award at the 20th Women of Color STEM Conference in Detroit, Michigan.

Prior to joining MITRE, Dr. Small was vice president at a rapidly growing IT enterprise, SEMA Inc. As vice president, she had profit-loss responsibility for more than $10 million of annual revenue generated by several multi-year contracts. While at SEMA, Dr. Small received the President’s Senior Management Leadership Award for technical excellence and was selected to participate in the Fairfax Leadership program for her community involvement and mentoring of college students.

Dr. Small holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, a master’s degree in technology of management from American University in Washington, D.C. and a doctoral degree in information technology from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Most recently, she added a graduate certificate in data analytics from George Mason University to her credentials.

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