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Dr. Maurice Williams Jr. smiling with short black hair, mustache and beard and wearing a light blue button down shirt under a gray suit jacket
Assistant Professor of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership
Adrian Tinsley Center
BA, Claflin University 
MSEd, University of Pennsylvania 
PhD, Clemson University
Dr. Maurice Williams, Jr. (he, him) is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership (higher education) at Bridgewater State University. He earned his PhD in Educational Leadership (higher education) from Clemson University with a cognate in public administration. Dr. Williams is a drum major for both higher education and intercultural competence. As a scholar-practitioner in higher education, Dr. Williams specializes in increasing undergraduate and graduate student enrollment (particularly in the areas of diversity recruitment) as well as retention/persistence rates within higher education institutions. His research critically examines human relations in educational organizations with special emphasis in collegiate recruitment and persistence experiences of underrepresented populations (i.e., Black first-generation students); graduate student development; and team leadership at minority serving institutions. Dr. Williams teaches courses on organization and administration in higher education; diversity and social justice in higher education; qualitative methods; and practical research.
Area of Expertise
College access and persistence, recruitment and marketing, educational technologies, MSIs, anti-deficit research