J. Matthew Williams
Educator, Organizer, Political Analyst
J. Matthew Williams is Director of Communication for Diversity and Inclusion at Wake Forest University. Williams’ prior work as a marketing and communications professional includes positions at two top-ranked public relations firms where he developed campaigns for nonprofits, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies to advance civic and social justice issues. His work has been nationally recognized by the Public Relations Society of America, National Public Radio, Rhetoric Society of America, and at other industry events. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wake Forest and currently is completing his Master of Arts in Communication from Wake. His research focuses on how community organizers are using social media to challenge anti-black racism and sexism.
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