Ph.D., University of Georgia; M.S., Florida State University; B.S., Southern University and A&M College Baton Rouge

Research Interests

Motivation; emotions in teaching and learning; self-efficacy; racial identity development; social development theories; assessment and evaluation


Dr. Williams-Johnson holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and consults with doctoral students on research methods in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden. Her academic training and professional interests have forged a particular mixed-methods research emphasis exploring how emotions impact teaching and learning.