Charles Williams, Ph.D.
Associate Teaching Professor, Psychology and Education
Stoneleigh Foundation Fellow
- Center for the Prevention of School–Aged Violence
- Special Education/Teacher Preparation
- Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences, Drexel University
- Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Temple University (2005)
- M.S., Group Counseling & Organizational Dynamics, MCP–Hahnemann University (1999)
- Organizational Training & Development Practicum: Organization Development Unit, Office of the Health Commissioner, City of Philadelphia (1998–99)
- Clinical Training Practicum: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Unit, Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, Medical College of Pennsylvania (1998–99)
- B.A., Psychology, Temple University
- School of Education, Drexel University (2012–present)
Associate Teaching Professor, Special Education/Teacher Education
- College of Arts & Sciences, Drexel University (2012–present)
Associate Teaching Professor, Psychology
- School of Education, Goodwin College of Professional Studies, Drexel University
Assistant Clinical Professor (2008–12)
- School of Graduate Professional Studies – Performance and Learning Systems, Penn State Great Valley (2007–08)
- School Counseling Program, Graduate School of Education, Gwynedd–Mercy College (2005–07)
- College of Arts & Sciences, Temple University (2000–05)
Adjunct Professor, Department of English, First–Year Writing Program
Courses Taught at Drexel:
- Counseling Interventions
- Human Development
- Career Counseling for School Counselors
- Diversity and Work Performance
- Guidance and Counseling
- Assessment Techniques in Counseling
- College Composition
- Business Communications
- Technical Communications
- Human Performance Technology
- Conflict Resolution in School Settings
- Emotional and Behavioral Support of Individuals with Disabilities
- Abnormal Psychology
- Social skills and learning in school–aged youth
- Bullying awareness, education and prevention
- Media and child social behavior
- Mentoring and youth violence prevention
- Outcomes for youth in placement
- Disproportionality of negative outcomes outcomes for minority youth in educational settings
Grants and Fellowships:
- Stoneleigh Foundation Fellow (2012–14)
Support for studying the effects of social skills training and mentoring on life outcomes for foster youth in Philadelphia.
Awards and Honors:
- Official City Proclamation,Mayor, City of Philadelphia, 2012.
- Who’s Who Among Teachers in Humanities, August 2005.
- Outstanding Teaching Award,Temple University Department of English – First Year Writing Program, April 2003.
- Official City Proclamation, Mayor, City of Philadelphia, 2003.
- Commendation,Office of the Health Commissioner, City of Philadelphia, May 1999.
- Who’s Who Among Students in Colleges and Universities, May 1999.
- Commencement Speaker, MCP Hahnemann University, May 1999
- Official City Proclamation, Mayor, City of Philadelphia, 1999.
- City Council Citation, City of Philadelphia, 1998.
- Williams, C. A. (2011). Mentoring and social skills training: ensuring better outcomes for youth in foster care. Child Welfare, 9, 59–74.
- Williams, C. A. (2012). Understanding the sociocultural factors affecting minority achievement in the United States: leading by example. In Aiken J. A. & Gerstl–Pepin C. (Eds.). Social justice leadership within a global context. Charlotte, NC; Information Age Publishing.
- Williams, C. A. (July 2012). “The changing face of the family in the US: what the courts need to know to support children in homes.” 75th Annual National Conference of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, New Orleans.
- Williams, C. A. (June 2012). “Girls bully too: strategies to deal with female aggression in school settings.” National Conference on Girl Bullying, Atlanta.
- Hammrich, P., Ghosh, R., Williams, C. A., (January 2012). “Action learning for teachers experiencing bullying (ALTEB)”. Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu.
- “Doing no harm: Understanding the sociocultural determinants influencing client care and outcomes” (presentation). Mind and body integration: cultural implications. Department of Psychology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Third Annual Diversity Conference, Philadelphia, March 2012.
- “Bullying across the lifespan” (opening presentation). School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, March 29th, 2012.
- Keynote, Freedom Fund Dinner, “Student Leadership and Activism” – Penn State National Association for the Advancement of Color People (NAACP), Penn State University, November 2010.
- Keynote,“Advocating on Behalf of Children in Placement.” Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s “Current Issues for Child Advocates” Conference 2009, Mechanicsburg, PA, April 2009.
- Williams, C. A. Teaching Social Skills and Mentoring: Preventing school failure [Abstract]. One Voice International Collection of Scholarly Works (Vol. 1, 2008–09).
Board and Committee Affiliations:
- Chair, Subcommittee on Older Youth and Aging Out, Community Oversight Board, Department of Human Services, City of Philadelphia (2012–lpresent).
- Community Oversight Board, Department of Human Services, City of Philadelphia (2010–present).
- Board of Directors, National Adoption Center, Philadelphia, (2009–present).
- Chair, Policy and Curriculum Committee, Wakisha Charter School, Board of Trustees, Philadelphia (2005–07).
- Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Commission, Vulnerable Children’s Sub–committee, City of Philadelphia, (2006–07).
- Chair, Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Commission, Child Abuse and Neglect, Working Group, Philadelphia (2006–07).
- Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Children’s Behavioral Health, Policy Writing Group, Philadelphia (2005).
- Mayor’s Transition Committee on Children Achieving: Program evaluation and assessment, City of Philadelphia (2000–01).
Professional Organization Affiliations:
- Member, Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education (AACE), 2008–present
- Member, American Psychological Association (APA), 2005–present
- Member, American Counseling Association (ACA), 1998–present