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Roxanne Marie Williams, Ed.D.

Roxanne M. Williams has fulfilled multiple educator roles. Teacher of third graders was one occupation she enjoyed for thirty-two years. Within those years of teaching elementary school, the role of induction-mentoring coordinator for Illini Central evolved from the attainment of a master’s degree from Western Illinois University. She was the induction-mentor coordinator from 2003-2017. While being a teacher leader in the two mentioned roles, she completed a doctorate degree through Walden University, in teacher leadership. After the completion of a doctorate degree, the new role of dissertation chair began for Roxanne at University of Phoenix. Passion for academics and the writing process have propelled this scholar to help others and experience gratification. Specific areas of expertise include: teacher induction, mentoring, staff development, teacher leadership, and personality style typing. Creating an induction- manual, conducting mentor training sessions, facilitating new teacher orientation meetings, and presenting at educational conferences, were scholarly accomplishments. Currently, she acts as a mentor consultant in School District 50 in Washington, IL. Doctoral method preferences include quantitative research and corelational design. Dissertation Chair for successfully graduated students include: Patricia Buffington, Jacinta Williams, Hillary Brown, and Cassondra Williams-Stokes.

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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College of Doctoral Studies