Research Summary

Critical Sociotechnical Innovation: A Language and Logic for Democratizing Digital Labor and Technology Development (Dissertation working title). Zithri Saleem. Funded through generous gifts from private individuals. October 2016 - Present.

Independent Coffeehouses as Ecosystem Incubators: A Pilot Study. Zithri Saleem. Funded through generous gifts from private individuals. September 2017 - June 2019

The Speak on It (SOI) Podcast Project. Zithri Saleem, Mayowa Aina, Domonique Meeks & David Hendry. Funded by Center for Culture, Difference, and Equity (CCDE) at the University of Washington. January 2017 - June 2018.

Selected Partnerships and Consultancies

Research Direction and Product Development for Data Portal and Software. Zithri Saleem. A strategic partnership with ThePLUG. Charlotte, NC. Zithri Information Associates, LLC. August 2019 - Present

Consultation and Content Direction for “This is the Work” Book and Podcast. Zithri Saleem, Mayowa Aina & Domonique Meeks. A strategic partnership with Technology Access Foundation (TAF). Seattle, WA. Zithri Information Associates, LLC. October 2016 - June 2018.

Adviser and Reviewer for Inaugural Annual Reports. Zithri Saleem. A consultation for Black Tech Mecca (BTM). Chicago, IL. Zithri Information Associates, LLC. March 2017 - June 2017

Program Development and School Design for New Charter STEM School. Zithri Saleem. A consultation for Latino Network. Portland, OR. Zithri Information Associates, LLC. March 2017 - July 2018

Program Evaluation for Mentoring Academy and Engineering Command Mentors. Zithri Saleem & Mel Mitchell. A consultation for United States Coast Guard Academy. New London, CT. Drive Influence Consulting. May 2013 - October 2013.

Zithri was on the Drive Consulting team and instrumental in providing us with the latest advances in educational STEM pipeline development as it pertains to the K-16 market. Without his expertise and creative assessment of our emerging program in the STEM/Diversity/Leadership field, we would not have been able to make the progress and long view projections we now have in place for the next five years. I’ve worked with many consultants in the K-16 arena and Zithri is, without question, best in class.
— Antonio Farias, Chief Diversity Officer & Senior Advisor to the President at University of Florida