Education

Ph.D., Walden University; M.Ed., Wayne State University; MSN, Drexel University

Research Interest

Instructional design and development for nurse educators; cognitive ergonomics; educational technology for nurse educators; nursing and healthcare informatics; healthcare law; computer ethics

Background

Dr. Williams has more than 20 years of experience as an RN and has been teaching at the university level for 11 years. She has held positions in business and healthcare as a clinical manager, instructional developer/signer, small business owner, licensed Realtor, clinical information systems analyst, director of education, instructional developer/designer, administrative nursing supervisor, and director of education. In 2009, Dr. Williams authored a chapter on “Systems Theory and Thinking” in the book, Dao of Communication, which was specifically written to utilize D.C. Lau’s translation of the Dao De Jing; this edited version of the Dao of Communication was one of the first attempts to link traditional learning with a spiritual way of understanding life, building a case for the integration of philosophical discourse and the scope and nature of communication. She joined Walden in 2010 and facilitates courses in nursing informatics, research, and leadership.