Urban Teacher Education
Teacher Residency Training
Technology and Education
Critical Cultural Literacy
Popular Culture and Education
Critical Social Theory
Critical Race Theory
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Ricci, L., Williams, A., Persiani, K. (2017, January 3) Highlights and Challenges of Collaboration and Co-Teaching in Urban Teacher Residency Program Preparing Special-Education, Math, and Science teachers. Presentation at the 2017 Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii
Shindler, J., Jones, A., Williams, A., Taylor, C., Cardenas, H. (2016). Exploring the school climate – student achievement connection: And making sense of why the first precedes the second. Journal of School Administration Research and Development 1(1), 7-14.
Redmond, P., Herring, M., Thomas, T., Smaldino, S. & Williams, A. (2013). AACTE innovation and technology leadership initiative to develop TPACK ready teacher candidates: A practical solution for transforming teacher preparation programs. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (pp. 3612-3616). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Williams, A. (2009) The Critical Cultural Cypher: Remaking Paulo Freire’s cultural circles using Hip Hop culture. The International Journal of Critical Pedagogy 2(1), 1-29.
Williams, A. (2008) Re – Membering Freire: The Links between Hip Hop Culture and Paulo Freire. The Journal of Thought. Fall/Winter, 69-83.
University of Maryland, College Park, (UMD)
Ph.D. May, 2007
Major: Curriculum and Instruction
Emphasis: Teacher Education/Professional Development
Dissertation Title: The Critical Cultural Cypher: Hip Hop’s Role in Engaging Students in a Discourse of Enlightenment.
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Center X
M.Ed. received June 2001
Major Field: Social Studies Education
California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo
B.A. received 1995
Major Field: Psychology with Concentration in Applied Social Psychology