Aris Winger, PhD

Aris Winger, PhD is an assistant math professor at Emory and Henry College in southwestern Virginia. He grew up in Washington, DC, was valedictorian of his high school class, entered Howard University when he was 16, and received his PhD from Carnegie-Mellon University at the age of 26.

Aris considers math a thing of beauty and he’s passionate about putting it into the service of social justice. He speaks frequently about the vital role of math literacy in the fight against racial profiling, unfair hiring practices, and negative perceptions of African-Americans. Aris tackles these and other hot-button issues on his weekly radio show “The Flagship,” broadcast on Emory and Henry College’s radio station, WEHC 90.7 FM. Online, Aris teams up with his friend Big Easy on, a gathering place for their interests in music, art, politics, racial issues, wedding videography, and professional football.

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