Marjorie Dorimé-Williams

  • Assistant Professor, Higher Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Undergraduate involvement
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Institutional effectiveness


Dr. Dorimé-Williams is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis in the College of Education at the University of Missouri. She earned her doctorate in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Dorimé-Williams also holds masters’ degrees in Social Work and Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelors in Sociology from Saint Joseph’s University.

Her research interest include assessment, evaluation, and institutional effectiveness in higher education; persistence and retention of historically underrepresented students in postsecondary education; and identity intersectionality with a focus on race, gender, and class. She has conducted research, program evaluation, and policy analysis aimed to encourage policy makers, educators, and the general public to improve educational outcomes for underrepresented and marginalized students in higher education.

Before coming to the University of Missouri, Dr. Dorimé-Williams served as Director of Assessment at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. She supported the College’s academic departments and administrative, educational, and student support units with assessment processes, the evaluation of their effectiveness, and ensured alignment with the institution’s mission, goals, and strategic plan.