Brian Keith Williams

Associate Professor

Brian Keith Williams
College of Education

Educator Preparation

Proctor Hall 277
Ph.D.Curriculum & Instruction / University of North Carolina at Charlotte
MATMAT-Middle Grades Education (6-9) / The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
OtherGraduate Certificate in Teaching / The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
B.S.Marketing / The University of North Carolina At Greensboro

Research Interests

Literacy, Urban Education, Teacher Preparation, Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy

Recent Publications

  • Brian Williams, Rebecca Kavel, Kyle Kester (2023). (Activate Students' Minds: An Active Reading Graphic Organizer). The Teacher Advocate.
  • Brian Williams, Nakeshia Williams, Derrick Robinson (2022).
  • Brian Williams, Kristen Wawer (2022). (A Blueprint to Building the Backbone of a Thematic Unit). The Teacher Advocate.
  • Derrick Robinson, Tempestt Adams, Brian Williams, Nakeshia Williams (2022). (Surviving Higher Learning: Micro-Invalidations of Black Junior Faculty in Higher Education). In Allen, A. & Stewart, J., (We're Not OK: Black Faculty Experiences & Higher Education Strategies) Cambridge.
  • Nichole Smith, Brian Williams (2021). (Content Literacy PD: Middle Grades Language Arts Teachers Perceptions). In Aaron Penton, Reading Psychology.
  • Shanique Lee, Portia York, John Williams, Sonyia Richardson, Brian Williams, Alicia Davis, Chance Lewis (2020). (Teachers' Psychological Distress in North Carolina: An Analysis of Urban Versus Non-Urban School Districts). Urban Education.
  • Tempestt Adams, Brian Williams, Chance Lewis (2020). ("That's the Point of Going": A Qualitative Inquiry into the Experiences of Black Males at an Early College High School). The Journal of Advanced Academics .
  • Nakeshia Williams, Brian Williams, Stephanie Jones-Fosu, Tyrette Carter (2019). (An Examination of Cross-Cultural Experiences on Developing Culturally Responsive Teacher Candidates). (13) 1, pp. 25. Emerald Open Press.
  • Brian Williams (2019). (Rising Above a Tracked System). In Brian L. Wright, Nathaniel Bryan, Christopher Sewell, Kianga Thomas, Lucian Yates, Charles Barrett, and Michael A. Robinson, (Gumbo for the Soul: Males of Color Share their Stories, Meditations, Affirmations, and Inspirations) Information Age Publishing, Inc..
  • Brian Williams (2017). (Voices from the Field: Assessing Students and Texts). In Richard T. Vacca, Jo Anne L. Vacc, & Maryann Mraz, (Content Area Reading: Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum) (12) pp. 107-108. Pearson.
  • Brian Williams (Voices from the Field: Activating Prior Knowledge and Interest). In Vacca, Vacca, & Mraz, (Content Area Reading: Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum) (13th ) Pearson.