Ben Williams manages NAPE’s research and evaluation functions and directs equity capacity building projects for educators, including the National Science Foundation-funded STEM Equity Pipeline 2.0. Dr. Williams, who is a national expert on Equity in STEM and CTE, is a Mentor Instructor in NAPE’s two primary professional development programs: The Program Improvement Process for Equity (PIPE™) and Micromessaging to Reach and Teach Every Student™. Both programs are research-based, effective professional development programs designed for secondary and community college educator teams to increase access and success for under-represented students in high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand nontraditional CTE programs.
In 2015, Dr. Williams co-authored the NAPE Explore Nontraditional Careers toolkit, which provides tools and activities for educators and counselors to more effectively recruit and retain students in nontraditional career preparation programs. His book chapter, “Using research- and evidence-based strategies to increase access and gender equity in STEM: The STEM Equity Pipeline Project” can be found in J.L. Wood & R.T. Palmer (Eds.), STEM Models of Success: Programs, Policies, and Practices in the Community College (2014).