Dorimé-Williams is a Senior Research Associate in MDRC’s Postsecondary Education Policy Area, where she conducts assessments and evaluations focused on historically marginalized student populations and on improving policy and practice at colleges and universities. Prior to joining MDRC, Dorimé-Williams was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her teaching and research focused on socially just, student-centered assessment, evaluation, and institutional effectiveness in postsecondary education, particularly as it relates to access, persistence, and retention of historically marginalized students, faculty, and staff. She has a doctorate from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in Educational Policy & Organizational Leadership.
Exploring the Experiences of Students Ages 25 and OlderDecember, 2022
The SUCCESS project aims to improve college completion rates for traditionally underserved students at community and broad-access colleges. This brief highlights the experiences of students 25 years or older in four SUCCESS colleges. The findings suggest how programmatic and institutional structures may promote or hamper student success for this population.BriefJuly, 2022
Although policymakers and institutions have increasingly disaggregated college completion data by race and gender to create targeted forms of support, the complex and intersecting challenges that Black women face in college often remain overlooked. This brief highlights opportunities to address the challenges Black women face in postsecondary education.