Jake Williams

Staff Reporter

Jake Williams is a Staff Reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop. At StateScoop, he covers the information technology issues and events at state and local governments across the nation. In the past, he has covered the United States Postal Service, the White House, Congress, cabinet-level departments and emerging technologies in the unmanned aircraft systems field for FedScoop.

Before FedScoop, Jake was a contributing writer for Campaigns & Elections magazine. He has had work published in the Huffington Post and several regional newspapers and websites in Pennsylvania.

A northeastern Pennsylvania native, Jake graduated magna cum laude from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, or IUP, in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in political science. At IUP, Jake was the editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, The Penn, and the president of the university chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

EdScoop Radio

Alignment, strategy are keys to IT modernization at Kent State

by Jake Williams • 8 months ago

John Rathje, the university’s CIO, says aligning with business-focused functions of the university has made modernizing technology — and serving users — better.

Data & Analytics

For student success, institutions need better data

by Jake Williams • 9 months ago

Especially after the COVID-19 pandemic, universities will need to think more critically about how they approach data to drive student success, experts say.

Higher Education

Public sector tech leader Steve Harris heads to Ellucian after 23 years at Dell

by Jake Williams • 1 year ago

After more than 20 years at Dell Technologies, Steve Harris will join Ellucian's executive leadership team to lead its revenue generation operations.

EdScoop Radio

University digital services? Don't forget 'the bottom part,' CIO says

by Jake Williams • 1 year ago

An emphasis on IT infrastructure is essential to support whatever service offerings higher education institutions have in mind, says Sam Segran, CIO of Texas Tech University.

Higher Education

Michigan State launches VR app to fight unconscious bias

by Jake Williams • 1 year 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 • 1 year ago

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