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Teshanee Williams is a recipient of the Carolina Postdoctoral Program Faculty Diversity Fellowship, and she will be a research fellow with the School of Government from 2019–2021. Her past professional experiences include working as a research analyst for the North Carolina State Auditor’s Office and the Office of Partnership and Economic Development at North Carolina State University. Her research interests include the application of mixed-method approaches for inquiries related to strategic alliances between the public sector and nonprofits as well as public participation in decision-making processes. Williams has worked on research projects focused on the public management aspect of the policy process; these topics include cultural perceptions of genetically modified foods, the economics of community-based public and nonprofit strategic alliances, and risk management with public engagement. Her career goal is to produce research that helps to bridge the divide between theory and practice. At the School, Williams will continue her research on managing effective, efficient, and equitable policy outcomes through the public sector and nonprofit partnerships. Williams earned her Ph.D. and M.P.A. from North Carolina State University, where she was an active researcher and instructor.