Chevean Richards

Chevean Richards

Adjunct Professor


Chevean Richards is a computer science professor with Capitol Technology University. Until the age of 20, he lived in the beautiful island of Jamaica. While there, he attended one of the best high schools on the island, Glenmuir High School (Christian school), where his studies were focused in STEM. Chevean migrated with his father to MD where he would further his educational journey in this field. After learning about the Bridge program that Prince George’s Community College offers to University of Maryland students, he started studying at PGCC in 2013. Chevean graduated from PGCC with several associate’s degrees in Engineering and Economics in 2016. He earned a scholarship and transferred to the University of Maryland College Park, graduating in 2019 with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.Sc. in Economics. He then transferred to Bowie State University, where he received a HGBI Fellowship to complete a doctoral degree in computer science. In 2021, he graduated with a master's in computer science from Bowie State University. He is currently working towards his doctorate. He is also the recipient of a scholarship to complete an MBA at the Merrick School of Business University of Baltimore. For the past two years, Chevean has worked with Nvidia, the #1 GPU producing company in America and a leader in AI. 

The courses he teaches with Capitol are Intro to Python; Intro to Java; Android App Development; IOS App Development; and Intro to Technology. 

Current advancements in his field include AI, NLP’s and Machine Learning as well as IBM Quantum Computing. 

When he is not teaching, Chevean enjoys reading philosophical books, the Bible, science/engineering, and history, walking outside, calisthenics, listening to music, watching Bloomberg, and travelling. 

He often quotes the Book of Proverbs of King Solomon and Ecclesiastes in the Bible: 
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the Holy one is understanding” Proverbs 9:10 

Some advice he offers to his students is: “Try to break big systems into small chunks, understand each individual chunk and its application to the overall system (divide and conquer),” and "It is through mistake mastery develops so make mistakes early, life is like a feedback loop.” 


Areas of Expertise: 

  • Computer Science 
  • Software Engineering 
  • Frontend Development 
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Economics and Statistics 



  • MSc, Computer Science, Bowie State University 
  • BSc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland College Park 
  • BSc, Economics, University of Maryland College Park 
  • AS, Engineering, PGCC 
  • AS, Business, PGCC 
  • AA, Economics, PGCC 

Honors and awards 

  • HBGI Fellowship 
  • Hillman Entrepreneurship Scholarship 

Research Interest 

  • Stock Analysis and Prediction using machine Learning and AI 
  • Portfolio Optimization using machine Learning and AI 
  • Market Visualization using AR 
  • Quantum Computing 

Organizations and affiliations 

  • Phi Theta Kappa 
  • The National Society of Collegiate Scholars 
  • The Golden Key International Honor Society  
  • NSBE 
  • CSME Award 
  • Hillman Scholarship
  • IEEE 

Volunteer/Service experience 

  • Tree Planting 
  • Homeless Shelter Donation Drive 

Professional website, blog, social media handles