PhD, University of Georgia; MS, Florida State University; BS, 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 PhD 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.