Staff

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    Brandi Williams, MA

    Director of Institutional Equity and Title IX Coordinator

    Brandi Williams joined the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) in September 2021. Brandi brings over twenty years of investigative, student conduct, Title IX and higher education experience to OIE, and is responsible for overseeing staff that investigate Title VI, Title VII, and Title IX claims. Brandi ensures compliance with applicable university policies and serves as an independent resource for both complainants and respondents in the Title IX investigative process. She has completed the UGA Fanning Institute training to become a certified general/civil mediator for the state of Georgia and is a certified life coach.

    Prior to joining OIE, Brandi held positions as assistant dean, assistant director, equity compliance investigator and trainer and adjunct faculty/instructor at various higher education institutions. She holds a Master of Arts in College Student Personnel and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Slippery Rock University.

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      Nicole Johnson, MSW

      Associate Director and EEO/Title IX Investigator

      Nicole joined the Office of Institutional Equity in January 2022, bringing 14 years of experience in higher education administration. In her role, Nicole has oversight for the office’s EEO and Title IX investigative process, as well as prevention and outreach initiatives.

      Prior to joining OIE, Nicole has worked in a variety of capacities in higher education including, housing and residence life, student advocacy, victim assistance, health promotion, and Title IX and other institutional compliance.  She holds a Master of Social Work and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

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        Finn Ahlberg, MSCJ

        Equity and Title IX Investigator

        Finn joined the Office of Institutional Equity in June of 2018 with 28 years of combined experience as a Senior Special Agent (SSA) with the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) and Police Captain / Commander of the Kennesaw State University Police Department Criminal Investigations Division (KSU PD CID). As an SSA with the USSS, some of his duties included investigating white collar financial crimes, presidential threats and was assigned to the FBI’s Atlanta Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). As Police Captain at the KSU PD CID, he successfully investigated complex investigations and remains on the KSU Behavioral Response Team (BRT) committee.   

        A native of New Orleans, Louisiana Finn earned his Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Southwest University (LA), his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Loyola University (New Orleans) and Associate degrees in Business Administration and Commercial Art from Delgado Community College (New Orleans). He is also a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), USSS Special Agent Training Course (SATC), Department of Defense Polygraph Institute (DODPI), and Northwestern (IL) Center for Public Safety (School of Police Staff & Command) and maintains his Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (GA POST) certification.            

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          Equity and Title IX Investigator

          • Keith James

            Equity and Title IX Investigator

            A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Keith James is a veteran higher education professional and currently serves as an Equity and Title IX Investigator.

            His areas of expertise include residence life, student activities, student conduct, behavioral intervention, and Title IX. Prior to arriving at Kennesaw State University, Mr. James served at Spartanburg Methodist College where he served as the Director of Title IX & Equal Opportunity. Mr. James has also provided leadership to Dickinson State University as the Director of Student Life & Title IX Coordinator.

            Mr. James has been active in multiple professional organizations including the Student Conduct Institute (SCI), Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA), Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA), National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). 

            Mr. James has a passion for leadership development, staff training, and the intersection of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and higher education.

            Mr. Keith James holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Church Leadership with a focus on youth ministry from Newberry College (2009) and a Master of Arts in Higher Education degree from John Brown University (2021).

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              Matt Hall

              EEO/Title IX Intake Investigator

              Matt Hall joined the Office of Institutional Equity in 2022 to conduct initial interviews with students, staff, and faculty bringing concerns to the office.  He is committed to ensuring that everyone who comes in feels seen, respected, and valued.

              Before working at OIE, Matt worked in the Office of Campus Ministry at Georgetown University and in residence life at Georgia Tech and Emory University.  He has a Master of Theological Studies degree from Emory, as well as Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Arizona.

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                McKenna Becker

                Administrative Assistant

                McKenna joined the Office of Institutional Equity in Spring 2019. With years of experience in office and administrative settings, she is very motivated to help students, faculty, and staff in her role.

                A native of Acworth, Georgia, McKenna received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Georgia, with concentrations in Sociology and Criminal Justice. Upon completing her degree, she also earned her interdisciplinary Certificate of Gerontology at North Georgia. 

                Training and Certifications

                ATIXA: https://atixa.org/2020-regulations-requirement-posting-of-training-materials/

                University System of Georgia: Title IX Coordinator Training Fall 2020

                University System of Georgia: Returning Title IX Investigator Training Fall 2020

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