Avatar

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

Rutgers surveyed students on remote learning, crafted tips for teachers

by Jake Williams • 3 weeks 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.

Higher Education

Universities are getting creative to manage COVID-19 challenges

by Jake Williams • 4 weeks 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.

Higher Education

Google announces certificates, scholarships to support workforce

by Jake Williams • 3 months ago

Google says it will consider completion of the Coursera-based programs, which begin this fall, the equivalent of a four-year college degree.

Higher Education

International students taking fully online courses to be forced out of U.S.

by Jake Williams • 3 months ago

Nonimmigrant students will have to prove their classes require in-person instruction or be forced out of the country this fall, according to new rules from the Department of Homeland Security.

Higher Education

U. Central Florida to add flexible hybrid class format this fall

by Jake Williams • 3 months ago

The university intends to open with some face-to-face courses this fall, but offer flexibility for "shifting scenarios" for faculty and staff.

Higher Education

Harvard, other schools reverse course on fall campus openings

by Jake Williams • 3 months ago

The Ivy League school, along with USC and Hampton University, decided against in-person learning for the fall semester as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

TwitterFacebookLinkedInRedditGmail