Marjorie Dorimé-Williams

  • Assistant Professor, Higher Education

Dr. Marjorie Dorimé-Williams is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis in the College of Education at the University of Missouri. Her research focuses on access, persistence, and retention of historically underrepresented students and assessment and evaluation within higher education. Specifically, Dr. Dorime-Williams’ work examines the role of assessment and evaluation in improving student learning environments, as well as the impact of underrepresented students’ identities on engagement, learning, and other educational outcomes. At the macro level, her work explores how assessment can support institutional effectiveness and encourage more equitable outcomes for marginalized students in higher education.

Before joining the University of Missouri faculty in 2017, Dr. Dorimé-Williams held positions in other higher education institutions, where she helped guide administration and faculty in their institutional effectiveness, assessment, and accreditation efforts. Her most recent tenure was as Director of Assessment at the Borough of Manhattan Community College.

Dr. Dorimé-Williams has written articles that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals including New Directions for Institutional Research and Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory, & Practice. Through her work, she promotes social justice in higher education by encouraging policymakers, educators and the general public to improve outcomes for underrepresented and marginalized students who attend college.

Areas of Expertise

  • Student Engagement
  • Socially Just Assessment
  • Educational Evaluation
  • Institutional Effectiveness