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Sheneka M. Williams

  • Associate Professor, Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy (Educational Administration and Policy)

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324 River's Crossing
850 College Station Road
Athens, Georgia 30602

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Programs of Study

Research Summary

  • Students' access to educational opportunity
  • Student assignment policies
  • Rural education
  • School and district leadership
  • School governance
  • School-community relations


  • Participated in the second class of the university's Women's Leadership Initiative
  • Awarded the Sarah Moss Fellowship (twice)
  • Presented aspects of my research in Washington, DC at the National Press Club, American Enterprise Institute, and Bellwether Partners
  • Appeared on CNN as an expert to reflect on the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education
  • Consulted with the DeKalb County Public Schools school board and liased with former superintendents Ramona Tyson, Michael Thurmond, and current superintendent Stephen Green
  • Consulted with teachers in Newnan and Fulton counties about how to teach in increasingly diverse classrooms
  • Participated in the Quality Measures professional learning community for improving the preparation of educational leaders in Georgia
  • Participates in the UCEA Professional Development Network for curriculum development in educational leadership programs
  • Serves as Board President, Books for Keeps


Degree Concentration Institution Year
EdD K-12 Educational Leadership and Policy Vanderbilt University 2007
M.A. Educational Administration University of Alabama 2001
B.S. Comprehensive Social Science Education University of Alabama 1996