Ashley M. Williams, Ph.D.

Legal and Finance Assistant

Ashley Williams joined the UVA Licensing & Ventures Group in May 2018 and transitioned from the executive director's assistant to supporting our legal and finance teams in July 2019. As the legal and finance assistant, Ashley manages administrative tasks including legal filing and archiving, supporting the billing documentation process, and keeping both teams on track with various deadlines. 

Ashley's extensive background in linguistics includes 12 years as a lecturer in American Studies, Linguistics and Anthropology at the University of Virginia College and Graduates School of Arts & Sciences. She has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 


Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Michigan 

M.A., Linguistics, University of Michigan

B.A., Linguistics, Reed College