Susan D’Agostino is a mathematician and technology reporter at Inside Higher Ed, where she has written about computing pioneers’ views of computer sciences’ challenges, the ethics of college in the metaverse, assignment design in a ChatGPT era, and how AI is changing college writing. Her writing has been published in a variety of publications including The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Scientific American, Wired, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Chronicle of Higher Education, NPR, among others. She earned her PhD in mathematics at Dartmouth College, and is the author of How To Free Your Inner Mathematician (Oxford University Press, 2020).
Susan’s writing has been recognized with fellowships from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University, the National Association of Science Writers, the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, and the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation.
As a Spencer Fellow, Susan will examine the acceleration of artificial intelligence applications in U.S. university life, including the potential risks and benefits posed to students and society.