Anthony Williams

Research Associate

Anthony Williams is a consultant working as a Research Associate at the Jefferson Education Exchange (JEX) and a doctoral student in Educational Administration in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

At JEX, Anthony is assisting with data management and analysis, survey and materials preparation, and conference preparation and management.

Anthony began his career as an Industrial and Management Systems engineer and was bitten by the “teaching bug” in 2007 where he lectured in the College of Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In 2008, Anthony began teaching mathematics, science, engineering, and college-preparatory classes at Omaha North High Magnet School. In 2009, helped charter a junior chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) to stimulate interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) for under-represented students. Over the next eight years, students in the program garnered national attention for their academic prowess and community service efforts. NSBE students earned over $3,000,000 in scholarships and have earned STEM degrees at Creighton, UNL, Iowa State, Georgia State, UNO, and Morehouse College to name a few. Over 130 distinct students participated in NSBE and Omaha North still has the distinction of being the only junior chapter in the State of Nebraska. From 2014 to 2016, Anthony served as Dean of Students and Summer School Principal at the high school before leaving Omaha and becoming the Associate Principal at Park Middle School for Lincoln Public Schools. Anthony served in this capacity for a year before returning to higher education.

As a researcher, Anthony is interested in the diversity of students within STEM and education as well as the diversity of leadership within school systems at both the building and district levels.