Ashley M. Williams

Executive Assistant to Michael P. Straightiff, Office Manager

Ashley Williams joined the UVA Licensing & Ventures Group in May 2018, bringing her organizational skills to support the leadership team, and ensuring day to day operations at LVG run smoothly. As the assistant to the executive director, Ashley helps manage daily priorities and scheduling, and also oversees rental agreements for the LVG incubator space.

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. 

Sitting at the front of the office, Ashley has become the welcoming face of LVG, always hospitable to guests of the office and helping new folks navigate the incubator space. 


Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Michigan 

M.A., Linguistics, University of Michigan

B.A., Linguistics, Reed College