Director of Research
Nichelle Williams joined the EAC in November 2018. Prior to joining the EAC, Nichelle served Virginia’s Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) where her research in elections and higher education led to new legislation, agency-level policy changes and a certificate of impact from the National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES). Nichelle also previously worked in a research capacity for the United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation (UNCFSP). Nichelle has worked in research and evaluation for more than a decade.
Nichelle is a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers with Virginia’s Army National Guard. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Old Dominion University and a PhD from Howard University.