Associate Professor, Composition & Literature
PhD (Literary Theory & Criticism), Kent State University
Dr. Williams works on psychological approaches to Literature and Pedagogy, the Pre-Raphaelites, Oscar Wilde, and Environmental Criticism.He recently published A Therapeutic Approach to Teaching Poetry: Individual Development, Psychology, and Social Reparation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). He is the author of many articles including “Cognitive Misappraisal in Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan,” which appeared in Text and Presentation. He has also published three articles on Christina Rossetti in the peer-reviewed journals Literature and Theology, The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies, and Prose Studies.
Dr. Williams currently serves as the English Department Library liaison and is a member of the University Senate. He leads the Faculty Research Interest Group (FRIG) and serves on the University Student Faculty Review Board.