Rochelle L. Williams, Ph.D. is Chief Programs Officer at the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and is responsible for supporting the strategic outcomes and implementation of NSBE programs from the Pre-Collegiate, Collegiate, and Professional demographics. She is also responsible for the Society’s sponsored programs and research efforts.
Prior to joining NSBE, she served as Project Director and Co-Principal Investigator for the ADVANCE Resource Coordination (ARC) Network with the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) and Research Scientist in the Office for Academic Affairs at Prairie View A&M University. In 2016, Rochelle was selected as a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC. As a fellow, she supported the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine on the initial phases of the study that led to the Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report.
She received her B.S. in physics from Spelman College and both her M.Engr. in Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D. in Science and Mathematics Education from Southern University and A&M College.