Jake Williams

Associate Publisher & Director of Strategic Initiatives

Jake Williams is an award-winning publisher and journalist based in Brussels, Belgium.

Currently, Williams is the Associate Publisher & Director of Strategic Initiatives for StateScoop, where he focuses on technology initiatives and policies in state and local governments. Williams and his team at StateScoop are recipients of the 2018 Online Publication of the Year award from the American Society of Business Press Editors.

As StateScoop’s associate publisher, Williams and his team have helped grow annual traffic and revenue by more than 100 percent, year over year. During his time as a reporter, Williams covered the federal government, including the White House, Congress and several cabinet-level departments. He also focused on the emerging technology beat and tracked the integration issues surrounding unmanned aircraft systems.

Williams graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in May 2014 with a major in journalism and a minor in political science. During most of his undergraduate career, he served as president of the IUP Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In addition, Williams was the editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper and production director of the campus radio station, WIUP-FM.

In addition to StateScoop and other Scoop News Group properties, Williams has been published in The Huffington Post, Campaigns & Elections magazine, PoliticsPA.com and several local and regional newspapers in Pennsylvania.

Williams is a culinary enthusiast, home cook, television fan, coffee fanatic and proud northeast Pennsylvania native.

Higher Education

Michigan State launches VR app to fight unconscious bias

by Jake Williams • 2 weeks ago

The app helps users recognize racism and unconscious bias to help support diversity, equity and inclusion.

Higher Education

Olivet Nazarene U. launches virtual tuition-free classes for adults

by Jake Williams • 3 months ago

The new program features an online, asynchronous classroom that allows students to participate in classes and pay per credit later.

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Ohio State researchers outline ‘smart’ job growth post-COVID

by Jake Williams • 5 months ago

A new study from university researchers offers the central Ohio region six ideas to prepare for jobs of the future.

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U. California system expands COVID-19 exposure app to more campuses

by Jake Williams • 5 months ago

The app, which tracks users’ exposure to coronavirus, was piloted at two campuses and will expand to five more in the University of California system.

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Rutgers surveyed students on remote learning, crafted tips for teachers

by Jake Williams • 7 months ago

A new collection of resources for university faculty draws insight from a nationwide student survey that identified challenges students faced following the shift to remote learning during the pandemic.

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Universities are getting creative to manage COVID-19 challenges

by Jake Williams • 8 months ago

At some higher education institutions, unique research efforts have been thrust into the center of operations as administrators seek fresh data and techniques to manage the pandemic into the fall.