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Dr. Jerome D. Williams

It deeply saddens me to announce the passing of an academic luminary and tremendous friend to MEFA, Dr. Jerome D. Williams. 


During my time at Rutgers under his tutelage, he once shared with me that he was on a mission to create as many PhDs of color that he could in his lifetime. Well, I KNOW he succeeded. His “light” has touched so many within MEFA and the PhD Project and beyond. Dr. Williams was ALWAYS there if you needed anything, from scholarly advice to life guidance. 


After I graduated from Rutgers, I sent him a beautifully framed piece of art by the acclaimed African American visual artist, Gilbert Young, titled, “He Ain’t Heavy.” The spirit of this piece exudes the life of Dr. Williams and his willingness to pull you up and help you at all times. We must all continue to embody this spirit in our professional and personal lives in honor of Dr. Williams.


In addition, we will share the information of his Homegoing Celebration when it is made available.



Dr. Tyrha Lindsey-Warren


Marketing Ethnic Faculty Association 


The Williams Family will be holding a virtual service for Dr. Williams this Saturday February 6, 2021 at 11:00am.


Please go to this website for more details on the service and other events honoring Dr. Jerome D. Williams. 

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