Dr. Williams is a professor of psychology and a campus ambassador for St. Edward's University to the New American Colleges & Universities Consortium. She is active in the campus community as a member of numerous committes in the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences and across the university.

Dr. Williams teaches a variety of courses in the psychology major, including theories of personality, social psychology, and research methods, as well as a topics course in the Honors Program. Dr. Williams also supervises student teaching assistants, research assistants, and honors thesis students. Her research interests span stigma and identity, stereotyping and discrimination, and self-compassion. Dr. Williams co-founded the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Scholars Program, the Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and the University's Institutional Review Board.

Year Started

2005

Education

  • Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin, 2004
  • M.A. in Educational Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin, 2001
  • B.A. in Psychology at University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, 1996