Jayfus Tucker Doswell

Dr. Jayfus Tucker Doswell earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Oberlin College with degrees in Cognitive Neuro-Psychology and Computer Science; a Masters degree in Systems and Computer Science from Howard University; and a Ph.D. degree in Information Technology from George Mason University. His Dissertation, defended in 2005, created the world’s first culturally adaptive artificial intelligent (AI) virtual instructor software architecture to deliver personalize instruction to underserved populations in mixed reality.

Dr. Doswell is the founder, president, and chief executive officer of Juxtopia; a privately held for-profit biomedical and information technology company with a mission for improving human performance. Prior to this, Dr. Doswell lead several commercial engineering teams at Fortune 500 companies ranging from Lockheed Martin and SAIC to KPMG as their senior software engineer.  Additionally, Dr. Doswell invented and successfully led Juxtopia to secure research and development funding for the development of Juxtopia’s innovative wearable technology products for improving human health and learning.

Observing the painful-problems that prevent the untapped, underserved, and underrepresented communities/companies around the world, to achieve high-growth markets and high-paying employment, Dr. Doswell created the Juxtopia Urban Innovation and Cooperative Entrepreneurship (JUICE) Network, which guides minority companies, colleges, universities, and federal labs to transition their innovative concepts  to commercial products so that underrepresented populations may increase their skill proficiency to contribute to improving human performance.

From the JUICE Network, in 2010, Dr. Doswell co-launched Phezu Space; the first African American commercial space company in the United States focused on low-Earth orbit satellite servicing.  Dr. Doswell and two of his Juxtopia Entrepreneurs in Training (JET) apprentices created The Morgan State University’s first company in its 150 year history: iCrystal, with a mission to find a better treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Doswell sits on several not for profit boards and is chair of the American Public Health Association (APHA) Health Informatics and Information Technology (HIIT) Section and active member of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA); Association of Computing Machinery (ACM); Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE); Maryland Cybersecurity Counsel; and Maryland Telemedicine Committee. Dr. Doswell also sits on external advisory committees at colleges/universities across the United States.