Dr. Krystal L. Williams is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at the University of Georgia Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education.
Her research explores the use of public policies to promote college success for underrepresented students, with an emphasis on the interplay between policy initiatives and students’ various psychosocial factors. Recently, her work has focused on these issues as they relate to (1) broadening participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for underrepresented groups, and (2) reducing students’ economic and academic strains in college.
Prior to joining the University of Georgia, Dr. Williams was a faculty member at the University of Alabama, as well as a Senior Research Associate at the United Negro College Fund Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute (UNCF FDPRI). She currently serves as the Director of the Education Policy & Equity Research Collaborative (Ed_PERC) which advances policy-relevant, equity-focused research on marginalized groups. In addition, Dr. Williams is a research affiliate with the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Williams was a former American Educational Research Association (AERA) Postdoctoral Fellow at Educational Testing Service. She also served as a Research Assistant at the University of Michigan National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID), and an Institutional Research Analyst at Washtenaw Community College.
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Ph.D., Higher Education and Public Policy, University of Michigan
M.S., Mathematics, Clark Atlanta University
B.S., Mathematics, Clark Atlanta University (Valedictorian)