Dr. Jonathan Farley

Senior Advisor

Dr. Jonathan Farley obtained his doctorate in mathematics from the University of Oxford, winning Oxford’s highest mathematics awards for graduate students. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University with the second highest grade point average in his class. He has been a Visiting Professor of Mathematics at Caltech, a Visiting Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics at MIT, a Science Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, and a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Mathematics at Harvard University.

Seed Magazine named him one of “15 people who have shaped the global conversation about science in 2005.” Dancing with the Stars’ Danica McKellar, three-time New York Times best-selling author and judge for the 2016 “Miss America” contest, called him “the incomparable, brilliant Jonathan Farley.” Harvard University professor S. Allen Counter, about whom Hollywood megastar Will Smith is making a movie, said, “Jonathan Farley is one of the world’s most impressive young mathematicians…. Harvard is proud to honor his achievements and acknowledge his fine example.”

Dr. Farley has written for The Guardian newspaper in Great Britain, The New York Times, and Time Magazine, as well as the leading black women’s magazine Essence and the hip-hop magazine, The Source.

He was a senior advisor to a political candidate whom The Wall Street Journal and Pew Research Center called “the most covered candidate of the 2010 election cycle.”