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Gail Williams, PhD

Gail B. Williams, PhD., RN is Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio (The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio). For more than 20 years, Dr. Williams has taught in baccalaureate, masters and doctoral programs in nursing. Dr. Williams is an advanced practice nurse who has over 20 years’ experience as a clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric mental health nursing. She has a faculty practice in the delivery of behavioral health in primary care and holds a cross appointment to the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In 2014 Dr. Williams joined the University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies where she serves on doctoral dissertation committees. Dr. Williams earned her doctoral degree from New York University and has had funded research in prevention of intimate partner violence and promotion of healthy families. In the area of educational research Dr. Williams has conducted research on reflective journaling. Dr. Williams has taught RES/711 Fundamental Principles of Sound Research and DOC/740R Annual Renewal Residency. She has expertise in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research.

Scholarship & Research



Journal of Leadership Studies-Symposium Piece-Relational Leadership: Perspectives of Key Constructs on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity in Higher Education

Psychology Today
Blog Posts Published


American Psychological Association Conference-Utilizing Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Intervention with CBT to Treat Pandemic-Aug. 13-2021 Symptomology

ILA Conference Geneva Switzerland 2021
Presenter -Topic-"The Stress Arc in Leadership and 3 Powerful Disciplines for Mitigating Major Stress Impacts in a New Era"-Upcoming
Presenter -Topic-“Improving Higher Education’s Role in Diversity and Social Equity through Relational Leadership in the New Era”-Upcoming
Presenter-Topic-"Healthcare Leadership-Using Virtuous Leadership in Chaos to Reimagine Beneficial Practices of Employee Cognitive Psychology"-Upcoming
2021-Knowledge Without Boundaries National Summit-College of Doctoral Studies Research Conference-University of Phoenix-Panel Discussion-"Exploring Emergent Trends in Leadership and Education"-Based on published symposia article from the Journal of Leadership Studies-


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Nursing PhD
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College of Doctoral Studies