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Name

Wendi J. W. Williams, PhD

Email:

wwilliam@southtexascollege.edu

Member Type

Teacher

Location

Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, U.S.

Institution/Employer

South Texas College

Title

Physical Science / Geology Faculty

About Me:

I am a full time geology faculty member with South Texas College in their Physics department.  You may reach me using my STC e-mail: wwilliam@southtexascollege.edu  (due to software used by STC, purposefully no “s” on my last name in that address).  I am,  however, also still affiliated with both NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC / wwilliams@nwacc.edu) and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR / wjwilliams@ualr.edu ) in concurrent adjunct capacities.  Although I have been faculty with both 2YC and 4YCU institutions since ~1996, it was when I became part of a UALR cohort to learn and implement inclusive Universal Design techniques that I began to deliberately use multi-modal delivery and student-centered learning strategies with my undergraduate and graduate students.  It is now a “way of doing” that I have found to not only better engage all learning preferences and most persons with differing abilities, but to also make me much better prepared as I meet new students every term with less and less real-time new accessibility accommodation adaptations needed. Much of what I share with others (including many pre-/in-service K-12 teachers) such as community STEM educators (e.g. stakeholders involved with informal outreach at museums, nature centers, and water stewardship) and colleagues in the geosciences formal settings incorporates my over 15 years of experience with Universal Design; please check out  https://thebridge.agu.org/2016/10/12/q-wendi-williams-geoscience-diversity/ .  It has been my pleasure to be part of The IAGD Community prior to its formal status and having served as an Executive Counselor 2014 – 2016 and continued to contribute as part of the leadership cohort, as well as representing IAGD efforts in such venues as the Earth Educators Rendezvous (please see https://serc.carleton.edu/earth_rendezvous/2018/program/morning_workshops/w7/index.html  , for example).

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Disclaimer: This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0939645. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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