GERMAINE WILLIAMS, PhD is senior program officer for Arts and Culture at The Pittsburgh Foundation.
The Foundation envisions the arts as a key component of healthy communities and strives to make cultural vitality and diversity a defining characteristic of regional growth. Prior to working at The Pittsburgh Foundation, Germaine served as project director for The Creativity Project at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University, where he worked developing programs of support for individual artists. Before moving to Pittsburgh, Germaine was the program associate for the Rockefeller Foundation's Media Arts Fellowship program in New York City. A native of Chicago, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and in 2015 completed the doctorate degree in Social and Cultural History at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.