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B.A. History, Rice University, 1995
J.D., Harvard, 1998


Mr. Williams is Vice President and General Manager of Macmillan New Ventures, where he is responsible for identifying emerging technologies and trends that will have a major impact on student performance and outcomes. Prior to Macmillan, Mr. Williams advised development stage companies focused on restructuring, cost containment and product development. From 1998 to 2007, Mr. Williams was President and CEO of Questia Media, Inc., an early online electronic book offering that he founded.


Mr. Williams is an adjunct professor at NYU, where he teaches the capstone thesis course on starting new businesses in the Masters of Publishing program. He was a member of the External Advisory Board at the Rice University Humanities Research Center and has served on the boards of the Harris County Education Foundation, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston, the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship in Austin, and Imprint, Houston's leading literary arts organization, among others.