Room: 550 COE
Phone: (404) 413-8239
Department of Early Childhood Education
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3978
Atlanta, GA. 30302-3980
MAJOR AREAS OF INTEREST:
Dr. Williams teaches science methods in the Early Childhood Education's Urban Alternative Preparation Program. His scholarly pursuits focus on the intersection of science education, urban education, and multicultural education. Specifically, he is interested ways in which issues related to race, ethnicity, culture, and class influence teaching and learning in science classrooms. Most recently, Dr. Williams coordinated the Math/Science Equity Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The program examined the link between parental involvement and the tracking of African American students in science.
In addition to his research, Dr. Williams has over 14 years of experience working with teachers and student in science education. He has taught science methods and content courses to K-12 teachers in the United States and Africa. He also contributed to the development of the science curriculum, A World In Motion II (sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers and the National Science Foundation).