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Dr. Sharon E. Williams

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Dr. Sharon E. Williams, PhD, LMSW
Professor & BSW Director

Office: Lauretta Taylor Building, Room 225B
Phone: 910-672-2675
Fax : 910-672-1755

Post Doctorate University of Michigan
PhD Florida State University

MSW Delaware State University
BA Albany State University

Dr. Sharon E. Williams is a Professor, and Director of the Bachelor of Social Work Program at Fayetteville State University.  She completed undergraduate studies at Albany State University, the Master of Social Work Degree at Delaware State University, the Doctor of Philosophy degree at Florida State University, and the Post Doctorate at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor).

Dr. Williams’ expertise is in the areas of program development and evaluation, child welfare, and marriage and family therapy.  She is a licensed master social worker, and a seasoned practitioner.  She is a commissioner,and a certified site visitor with the Council on Social Work Education.  Her academic administrative experience  includes, Bachelor of Social Work Program Director and Departmental Chairperson at Florida A&M University, clinical social work concentration coordinator at Kennesaw State University,  and Associate  Dean of the School of Social Work at Grambling State University.  

Dr. Williams’ scholarship is in the areas of child welfare, family violence, and diversity in administration, all of which are reflected in her publications and presentations.   A recent presentation  “Children of Violence and the Universality of Arrested Development:  The  Psychological, Physiological, Sociological, and Spiritual Death of our Children Worldwide” was presented at the Oxford Round Table Conference “Children in HarmsWay: Besieged by Violence,  Sex and Substance Abuse, Lincoln College, Oxford University, Oxford, England. She has been honored several times as “Teacher of the Year”as well as Advisor of the Year. 

Dr. Williams has been appointed to the City of Fayetteville, Commission on Human Relations by the City Council.


Teaching Courses

SWRK 230 - Introduction to Social Work

SWRK 330 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment

SWRK 310- Statistics for Social Workers

SWRK 320- Research Methods:  Practice Oriented

Williams, S.E., Nicholas, Q.L., and Williams, N.L. (October 2013). Public child welfare workers' perception of efficacy relative to multicultural awareness, knowledge and skills, Children and Youth Services Review, 35 (10). 17893-1793.

Williams, S.E., Nicholas, Q.L., Kirk, A. and Wilson, T. (January, 2011). A recent look at the factors influencing workforce retention of public child welfare workers, Children and Youth Services Review O(UCLA), 33(1), 157-160.

Williams, S. and Kirk, A. (March, 2010). Diversity as a strategy for recruitment and retention of faculty of color in majority universities, Journal of Multiculturalism in Education.

Williams, S. and Kirk, A. (2008). Recruitment, retention, and promotion of minority faculty in predominant universities, The Chairperson, 19(2).

Brown, E.J. and Williams, S.E. (2005). Southern rural African American faith communities' role in STI/HIV prevention within two counties:  An exploration. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services, 4(3), 47-62.

Williams, S.E. (2003). HIV-Positive African-American women:  Family, children and relationships. In Iris D. Gilbert and E. Wright (eds). African-American Women and HIV and AIDS:  Critical Responses. Westport, CT:  Praeger Publishers.

Williams, S.E. (2000). Domestic violence and underserved populations, Published in the Conference Proceedings of The Black Family Summit, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Williams, S.E. (2000). Domestic violence prevention for African-American women living in rural communities, Research Perspectives on African-Americans, 6(3), 79/85.

Williams, S.E. and Jackson, W.F. (1999). A follow up study of program participants in the FAMU/HRS Child Welfare Partnership Project, Partnerships for Child Welfare, 6(2), 7 & 14.

Williams, S.E. and Fingerwright, D. (1992). Empowerment: The strengths of black families revisited. Journal of Multi-Cultural Social Work, 2(4), 23-36.

Professional Affiliations

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)


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