Research & Economic Development
New Funding Models for Higher Education
Hunt Williams, a Senior Advisor at Entangled Solutions, has more than 25 years of experience as a higher education consultant and for-profit and non-profit CEO. At Community of Science, Inc., he developed a university consortium linking research faculty with R&D corporations and government funding agencies. At Merit Network, he led the Internet organization which managed the NSFNet, America’s first national high-speed backbone.
Hunt has worked as a consultant at The Washington Advisory Group, Huron Consulting, and Parthenon-EY. He has evaluated research and innovation programs in the U.S. and abroad; developed go-to-market strategies for online program management; and participated in the startup of KAUST, Saudi Arabia’s first graduate research university for men and women. Earlier in his career, he worked as a speechwriter at ABC and was the founding editor of the Gannett Center Journal at Columbia University.
Hunt earned a B.A. summa cum laude in French and Philosophy at Yale College and was a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University, where his D.Phil thesis, Rousseau and Romantic Autobiography, was published by the Clarendon Press.