Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nathaniel J. WilliamsDr. Nathaniel J. Williams
, keynote speaker at the Diversity Conference, is a thought leader who has addressed issues of diversity and inclusion for over twenty-five years.
In 2007, he was appointed as the Frederick Douglass Institute Scholar-in-Residence at Kutztown University. In this role, Dr. Williams developed a program in which foster children spend a day on campus to experience all aspects of higher education.
In 2012, he co-authored a chapter titled, 'Frederick Douglass: Words of Wisdom for All Centuries,' in the book Teaching about Frederick Douglass: A Resource for Teachers of Cultural Diversity.
In 2015, Dr. Williams received the FBI's Director's Award, which recognized the work of ChildFirst Services, Inc., under his leadership in building welcoming residential programs for youngsters involved in human trafficking.
Dr. Williams holds a Master of Human Services (MHS) from Lincoln University; a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Cheyney University; a Master of Business Administration (MBA); and a doctorate in education (Ed.D.) from Fielding Graduate University. He is the author of nine books.
His humor, genuineness, and compassion make his sessions enlightening, engaging and meaningful. Dr. Williams and his wife, Tadé, are the proud parents of eight children, including one who is adopted and one who has autism. They reside in Pennsylvania.