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Olivia A. Williams

Associate Professor

Office Address: 451 C DeVos
Phone: (616) 331-6610


  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • M.A., Oakland University
  • B.S., Oakland University

Scholarly Interests:

  • Cross Cultural Cross Racial Friendship in Middle School
  • Blacks (A/A; Caribbean; African) in schools
  • Non-traditional families (same gender parents; teen parents; grandparents raising grandchildren) in schools
  • Desegregation-Re-segregation of U.S. Schools
  • Urban Education

Teaching Areas:

  • Social Foundations of Education