Nakeshia N Williams

Assistant Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Proctor Hall 235
Ph.D.Curriculum & Instruction / University of North Carolina at Charlotte
MARehabilitation Counseling / South Carolina State University
B.A.English Education / South Carolina State University


Nakeshia N. Williams, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educator Preparation at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University where she teaches social studies methods and multicultural education courses to both undergraduate and graduate students. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her research interests include critical media pedagogy and literacy, urban education, gender and issues of equity, mental illness and education, minority academic identity and self-concept, as well as teacher recruitment and retention. She is considered an emerging

Research Interests

multicultural education, urban education, social justice education, digital media literacy, equity and diversity

Recent Publications

  • Stephanie Jones-Fosu, Brian Williams, Tyrette Carter, Nakeshia Williams (2019). (An Examination of Cross-Cultural Experiences on Developing Culturally Responsive Teacher Candidates). (13) 1, pp. 25 ). Emerald Open Press.
  • Erik Byker, Nakeshia Williams (2017). (Community mapping video podcast project: Developing teacher candidates' sociocultural consciousness). In Grant, S.G., Lee, J., & Swan, K., (Teaching Social Studies: A Methods Book for Methods Teachers) ). Information Age Publishing.
  • Nakeshia Williams, Erik Byker, Amy Good, Nakeshia Williams, Erik Byker (2017). (Community as Intersectionality: Mapping Community As a Social Studies Keyword). In Helmsing, M., A. Whitlock-McMahon, & D.G. Krutka , (Keywords In Social Studies) pp. 19 ). Sage Publications.
  • Nakeshia Williams, Chance Lewis, Dante Bryant, Amber Bryant, Derrick Robinson, Nakeshia Williams, Chance Lewis (2017). (At risk children and teacher preparation). In F.D. Beachum and F.E. Obiakor , (Improving educational outcomes of vulnerable children: Starting from the bottom) pp. 16 ). Plural Publishing.
  • Nakeshia Williams, (2017). (It's not hard work, it's heart work). (2) 49, pp. 20 ). Urban Education Review.
  • Nakeshia Williams, Erik Byker (2016). (Tweeting as civic agency: What is the role of social media in Elementary Education Classrooms?). (1) 31, pp. 20 ). The Social Studies Texan.
  • Erik Byker, Nakeshia Williams (2016). (Creating social podcasts: Introducing teacher candidates to critical media literacy). (2) 7, pp. 20 ). Journal of Social Studies Education Research.
  • Nakeshia Williams, Gloria Campbell-Whatley (2015). (Factor affecting campus climate: Creating a welcoming environment). (2) 18, pp. 13 ). New Waves Educational Research and Development.
  • Nakeshia Williams, Nicole Dobbins, Kellee Watkins, Jennifer Young-Wallace, Nakeshia Williams (Black girl lost: Mediated experiences of adolescent Black females' academic self-concept). (1) 2, pp. 24 ). Journal of Research and Educational Perspective.