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Dr. Jayfus Doswell

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Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Entrepreneur

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Salmon, Rice, Broccoli
Favorite Time of Year:
Christmas
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Kerkade, Netherlands
Favorite Quote:
The Propensity For Perfection.

Birthplace

Born:
2/24/1972
Birth Location:
Baltimore, Maryland

Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Entrepreneur

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Salmon, Rice, Broccoli
Favorite Time of Year:
Christmas
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Kerkade, Netherlands
Favorite Quote:
The Propensity For Perfection.

Birthplace

Born:
2/24/1972
Birth Location:
Baltimore
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Biography

Entrepreneur Jayfus Tucker Doswell was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1979. His mother, Brenda Tucker Doswell, was an educator and entrepreneur; his father, Ronald Jayfus Doswell, a social worker and historian. As a child, Doswell attended Baltimore City Public schools and enjoyed playing classical piano and violin in the Baltimore Youth Orchestra and competing in Tae-Kwon-Do and Kung-Fu tournaments. In 1995, Doswell graduated from Oberlin College with his B.A. degrees in psychology and computer science. His B.A. thesis was presented at Williams College in Massachusetts. He went on to earn his M.S. degree in systems and computer management from Howard University in 1998, and his Ph.D. degree in information technology from George Mason University. Doswell contributed his dissertation to to the creation of the IEEE Virtual Instructor Pilot Research Group (VIPRG), where he is co-director.

As early as 1997, Doswell discussed the implications of virtual reality learning technology in Black Issues In Higher Education. While earning his Ph.D. degree at George Mason University, Doswell conceived of Juxtopia, LLC and the Juxtopia Group, Inc., which develop products to integrate into a human’s daily routine and provide services to improve human health and learning. Doswell’s findings have been published in various scientific journals. Doswell has also consulted with different companies and organizations, including Maryland Medical Systems, CompuServe, Lockheed Martin, BearingPoint, Scientific Applications International Corporation, Virtual Logic, TRW and the National Cancer Institute Center for Bioinformatics. He was appointed as the chair of Biotechnology at Sojourner Douglass College, while also developing the biotechnology curriculum for Baltimore City Public Schools. In 2010, Doswell was named distinguished professor at Elizabeth City State University.

Doswell has served as a board member for several organizations such as, the American Public Health Association Health Informatics and Information Technology special interest group and American Telemedicine Association. He is also active in many professional organizations, including the Association of Computing Machinery, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and the National Society of Black Engineers. Doswell has several inventions that are patent pending at the U.S. Patent Office.

Jayfus T. Doswell was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on January 17, 2013.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Jayfus Doswell shares the stories behind his first and middle names
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Slating of Jayfus Doswell's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Jayfus Doswell lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Jayfus Doswell talks about his maternal family history
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Jayfus Doswell describes his mother's upbringing and education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Jayfus Doswell describes his mother's experience in the Morgan State Choir under the direction of Dr. Nathan Carter
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Jayfus Doswell talks about his paternal family history
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Jayfus Doswell describe enslavement in his paternal family history
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Jayfus Doswell talks about his father's upbringing in Baltimore, Maryland where he attended Dunbar High School
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Jayfus Doswell talks about the history of higher education among his paternal relatives
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Jayfus Doswell talks about how his father exposed him to black history as well as leaders in Baltimore, Maryland's black community, pt.1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - 02:19:31:16 Jayfus Doswell describes his father's service in the Vietnam War as a sergeant medic
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Jayfus Doswell talks about how his father exposed him to black history as well as leaders in Baltimore, Maryland's black community, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Jayfus Doswell describes how his parents met
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Jayfus Doswell talks about his father's education and career
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Jayfus Doswell describes his parents' personalities
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Jayfus Doswell describes his earliest childhood memories
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Jayfus Doswell describes the sights, sounds, and smells of his childhood in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Jayfus Doswell talks about street divisions among boys in his childhood neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Jayfus Doswell talks about his educational background
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Jayfus Doswell talks about his parents' separation and his first major argument with his father
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Jayfus Doswell remembers starring in a Parks Sausages commercial and purchasing his first computer
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Jayfus Doswell talks about learning computer programming at the age of twelve
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Jayfus Doswell describes the racism he experienced at Calvert Hall College High School in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Jayfus Doswell describes his experience at Baltimore City College
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Jayfus Doswell describes the lack of computer programming courses at Baltimore City College when he was a student
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Jayfus Doswell describes his self-discipline as a youth
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Jayfus Doswell describes his experience at Baltimore City College in Baltimore, Maryland and his emerging interest in neuroscience
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Jayfus Doswell describes competing in 'Amateur Night at the Apollo'
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Jayfus Doswell talks about his musical activities as a high school student
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Jayfus Doswell describes his extracurricular activities as a high school student at Baltimore City College in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Jayfus Doswell talks about his decision to attend Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Jayfus Doswell remembers Yolanda Cruz, a mentor at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio and his undergraduate research on virtual reality
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Jayfus Doswell describes the research he conducted as a Ford-Mellon Research Scholar at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Jayfus Doswell remembers his first job offer in 1994
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Jayfus Doswell talks about his first job as a computer programmer at CompuServe and his mentor there, Michael Johnson
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Jayfus Doswell describes applying the skills he learned at CompuServe for a consultancy project at Oberlin College
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Jayfus Doswell talks about how he applies his organizational training at CompuServe to train his interns at his company, Juxtopia
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Jayfus Doswell talks about Greek life as a student at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Jayfus Doswell describes training his interns at his company, Juxtopia
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Jayfus Doswell talks about his graduate studies at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Jayfus Doswell describes his advisor and his doctoral research at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Jayfus Doswell talks about the founding of Juxtopia, LLC
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Jayfus Doswell describes Juxtopia's first conceptual product
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Jayfus Doswell talks about two of Juxtopia's major products in augmented reality
  • Tape: 5 Story: 11 - Jayfus Doswell talks about the R&D at Juxtopia and Google Glass
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Jayfus Doswell distinguishes between two forms of augmented reality
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Jayfus Doswell talks about the sources of funding for his company, Juxtopia
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Jayfus Doswell talks about intellectual property and patents for augmented reality goggles
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Jayfus Doswell talks about the launch of his nonprofit organization, the JUICE Lab
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Jayfus Doswell describes a recent honor from the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Jayfus Doswell comments on the general public's lack of knowledge about software engineering
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Jayfus Doswell comments on the interns at his nonprofit, the JUICE Lab
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Jayfus Doswell talks about Juxtopia's connection to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Jayfus Doswell describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 6 Story: 10 - Jayfus Doswell talks about what he would do differently
  • Tape: 6 Story: 11 - Jayfus Doswell reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 12 - Jayfus Doswell describes his hobbies and other business ventures
  • Tape: 6 Story: 13 - Jayfus Doswell talks about his parents and their pride in his success
  • Tape: 6 Story: 14 - Jayfus Doswell comments on how he would like to be remembered