Educational Leadership and Higher Education

  • Brittany Williams

    "I work with students holistically. My assignments have real world applications (e.g., workplace diversity statements) and my advising approach includes everything from career planning to opportunities for student-faculty writing collaboration."

    Brittany Williams

Brittany Williams

Program Areas

Doctoral and Master's courses in Higher Education Administration


Brittany M. Williams (She/ Her/ Hers) Ph.D., joined the higher education programs in 2019. She obtained her doctoral degree in College Student Affairs Administration at the University of Georgia in 2019 and holds a master's in Sociology of Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and considers it a distinct privilege to hold a bachelor's from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts in Interdisciplinary Studies. Williams is a proud Atlanta native and product of Atlanta Public Schools.

Williams' research focuses on Black women and girls, career development, issues of social class, and HIV/AIDS in campus contexts. She is deeply committed to issues of equity and inclusion which is reflected in her research and teaching. Williams is a 2020-2021 AAUW American Fellow and NASPA IV-E research grant recipient. When not engaging the world around her, or fulfilling her teaching, research, and service obligations, Williams can be found binge watching Grey’s Anatomy and Gilmore Girls or jamming out to the Rock of Ages soundtrack.

Research/Interest Areas

  • Career Development/ Workplace Issues
  • Black Women and Girls
  • Social Class 
  • Organizational Theory
  • Qualitative Methods (Narrative & Content Analysis)

Courses Taught

  • 664 Org. of Student Affairs
  • 614 Higher Education Leadership and Administration
  • 804 Diversity and Social Justice in Higher Education
  • 810 Organizational Theory in Higher Education Administration
  • 820 The College Student
  • 821 College Student Development Theory