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Professor Siovahn Williams has been appointed associate dean for education.

Siovahn Williams Siovahn Williams Prof. Williams joined the Carthage faculty in 2016 as a member of the Education Department and has taught education licensure courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. She served Carthage as the director of the Urban Teacher Preparation Program, Accelerated Certification for Teachers, and the Master of Education program. 

As associate dean, Prof. Williams will continue to lead initiatives related to the Education Department, including expanding programs and partnerships at Carthage and in the community.

“Prof. Williams brings a great deal of passion to her work,” says Corinne Ness, dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities. “She brings an entrepreneurial spirit to program development, finding new ways to find the best talent to serve students in the public schools. Carthage is lucky to have her leadership.”

Prof. Williams brings over twenty years of experience as an urban educator to this role. She began her career in education as an outreach specialist for the Chicago Public Schools. She also organized a Federal TRIO Program focused on serving students from traditionally underserved backgrounds. Prof. Williams began her career in Kenosha as a reading interventionist in Kenosha Unified School District and later served as an adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

An exceptional educator, Prof. Williams received the Outstanding Teacher Award from Phi Betta Kappa. She earned her Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University. She earned her Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University with a reading certification. 

In this new role, Prof. Williams will collaborate across campus with faculty from all of the disciplines that offer teacher licensure. She will also continue to lead the Urban Teacher Preparation Program.

“I eagerly look forward to continuing collaboration with colleagues to expand the field of education,” says Prof. Williams. “Together, we will continue the work to solidify Carthage’s ability to support our community and address the teacher shortage.” 

Prof. Williams will work collaboratively with Professor Nina Weisling, who will serve as chair of the Education Department and lead both the graduate and undergraduate education programs.

Sponsoring Department, Office, or Organization:

Education Department

For more information, contact:

Prof. Siovahn Williams: swilliams4@carthage.edu