Matt WilliamsVP, Center for Antisemitism Research
As Vice President of the Center for Antisemitism Research, Matt Williams leads ADL’s development of rigorous research and answers to both longstanding and new questions about how to measure, understand and prevent antisemitism. He partners with other ADL departments to utilize research and impact analysis to develop practices for addressing antisemitism.
Matt joins ADL after serving as the founding director of the Center for Communal Research at the Orthodox Union and the managing director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive. Much of Matt’s decade plus of research leadership has been devoted to crafting impact-driven research programs in a range of fields – from substance use to informal education. At the Policy Archive, he oversaw the development of the archive’s online presence and partnered with researchers to produce public-oriented scholarship. Prior to those roles, he worked as a management consultant crafting professional development programs and strategic plans for educational institutions, as a curator and as a high school teacher.
Matt holds a BA from Yeshiva University and an MA and PhD from Stanford University.