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Jonathan Williams joined the Donald J. Savoie Institute as Executive Director in October 2018. Before taking on this role, he was a Senior Consultant with Higher Education Strategy Associates, an external consultant with the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills and a Research Assistant to Professor Robert Putnam of Harvard University. Jonathan also served as the Executive Director of Students Nova Scotia from 2012-2015, representing over 37,000 of the province’s post-secondary students. He has authored publications or consulting reports on such topics as the role of the culture sector in economic development in Nova Scotia, collaboration and consolidation in higher education, and trends in regional inequality in the United States.

Jonathan is a Knox Fellow and Graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Master in Public Policy program. He grew up in Halifax and St. Margaret’s Bay, Nova Scotia.