Ed.D, University of Central Florida; MEd, Rollins College; BA, University of Mississippi
Dr. Janet Williams is the associate dean for the Division of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Professional Licensure of the Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University. Previously, she has served as an associate dean at the University of New Orleans, director for teacher licensure and assessment for the Louisiana State Department of Education, university faculty member for educational leadership, curriculum and instruction and mathematics education, director for the New Beginnings Charter Schools in New Orleans, P-12 public school administrator, and P-12 mathematics and gifted education teacher in Florida, Colorado, Hawaii, and Louisiana.
Dr. Williams’ service in professional associations includes reviewing college mathematics education programs for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics in conjunction with the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, school reviewer for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and a national evaluator for the U. S. Department of Education Office of Innovation for leadership and alternate certification programs. She has been recognized as a Florida Regional Teacher of the Year, district mathematics teacher of the year, and one of a team recognized as Innovators of the Year by the New Orleans City Business Publishing Group for opening the first university-sponsored charter school in the city. Her current research interests include data-driven decision-making by student teachers and their impact on P-12 student learning.