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Michael Steven Williams

Michael Steven Williams is on the faculty in the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY). He earned his bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Villanova University, his master’s degree in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University. Primarily a quantitative researcher, his interests broadly focus on 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 a focus on specialized institutions such as historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Prior to joining the faculty at Baruch he served as a student affairs educator in a number of different roles, including but not limited to Residence Hall Director, Living Learning Community Assistant Director, Admissions Assistant, Lecturer, and graduate research associate.