Ashley Williams currently serves as Kent State's Diversity Research Specialist for Diversity & Inclusion Leadership within the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. In this role, she supports the Executive Director in developing and facilitating university-wide diversity programming and training efforts; supporting administrative and communication functions within the Division. In addition, she oversees the Upward Bound Alumni and CMSD (Cleveland Metropolitan School District) Compact Student Programs.
Prior to her role as a Diversity Research Specialist Ashley Williams served as a graduate research assistant for the Human Development and Family Studies program for 2 years, 2011-2013. In addition, she served as a graduate student advisor for the DKS program within the Office of Academic Advising Services, for two summers: 2011 and 2012.
Ashley holds a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Kent State University in 2011. She recently graduated in August 2013, with a M.A. in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus in Evaluation and Measurement.