Gwendolyn Chiplin Williams, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Special Education
Office: Old Main, Room 215B
Dr. Williams returned to the College of Education and Social Sciences in the fall semester, 2006. She received a B.S. in special education from Jackson State University in 1975, a M.S. in special education from Florida State University in 1981 and a Ph.D. in special education with a specialization in community transitions from Florida State University in 1997.
Teaching and Related Service
Dr. Williams teaches Behavior Management for Exceptional Students, Multiple and Severe Disabilities, Legal Issues in Special Education, Assistive Technology and any of the teacher preparation courses in special education.
Dr. Williams is the co-author of two textbooks, Special Education: Case by Case and Accommodations and Modifications for Students with Disabilities. She has also co-authored several book chapters and publications and has made numerous professional presentations nationally and internationally.
She is editor for the Journal of Multiculturalism in Education as well as a reviewer for several professional peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Williams is the newsletter editor for the Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT), which is a division of the International Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).
Research and Creative Activity
Dr. Williams' research interests include strategies designed to enhance teacher preparation programs, community transitions and workforce development, community based instruction, family, school and community partnerships, learning disabilities, mental retardation, multiple impairments, behavior management and assistive technology.
Dr. Williams and her family live in Amarillo, Texas. She enjoys collecting African artifacts and designing one-of-a-kind jewelry.