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Michael S. Williams

Michael Steven Williams is on the faculty in the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College, City University of New York. His research broadly explores equity and diversity, the social psychological development of students, and institutional diversity in American postsecondary education. Specifically, he centers his inquiry on two aspects of higher education: (a) the student, particularly student socialization and mentoring and (b) the institution, with focus on specialized institutions such as historically Black colleges and universities. His teaching centers on quantitative research methods for social policy and practice. To date he has authored over 15 scholarly publications including peer-reviewed journal articles and other academic publications. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Villanova University, his master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.