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Tiffani L. Williams

Professor of the Practice - Charlotte

Director - Computer Science Programs - Charlotte


Office Location

Northeastern University - Charlotte
101 N. Tryon St.,
Charlotte North Carolina 28246

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Tiffani Williams, 1100 CLT
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • PhD in Computer Science, University of Central Florida
  • BSCS, Marquette University


Tiffani L. Williams is the Director of Computer Science Programs and Professor of the Practice at Northeastern University’s College of Computer and Information Science in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she will lead the Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) and ALIGN MSCS programs. Before joining Northeastern, Williams was a member of the faculty at Texas A&M University, most recently as an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and as an affiliated faculty member in the Interdisciplinary Research Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Williams earned her BS in Computer Science from Marquette University and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida. Afterward, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of New Mexico. Her honors include a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship, an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, and a McKnight Doctoral Fellowship. In 2011, she received the Denice Denton Emerging Leader ABIE award. She was recognized for teaching excellence at Texas A&M in 2016 and 2014 with the Distinguished Award in Teaching by the Association of Former Students and the Undergraduate Faculty Teaching Excellence award, respectively.

Williams was General Co-Chair (2014) and Program Co-Chair (2013) of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, the largest gathering of women technologists. She is active in mentoring and supervising a diverse group of students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.