Jessica Rowland Williams

Jessica Rowland Williams

Dr. Jessica Williams is the Director of Every Learner Everywhere, a network that helps institutions of higher education implement innovative teaching and learning practices with a focus on increasing the success for underserved students.

Brief Biography

Dr. Jessica Rowland Williams joined Every Learner Everywhere in October 2019. Prior to this role, she served as the Completion Grant Initiative project director for University Innovation Alliance. She also worked as program director in Georgia State University’s Office of the Senior Vice President of Student Success. Prior to those roles, Williams was a diversity fellow at Princeton University’s Office of Academic Affairs and Diversity, as well as program coordinator for the Princeton Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (PSURE).

She holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Spelman College. Through her personal and educational experiences, Jessica developed a passion for improving student outcomes among underserved, minority, and low income students. Jessica has devoted her career to expanding access, increasing graduation rates and promoting student success among students of all socioeconomic backgrounds. Jessica lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and is a proud mother of 4 children.

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