Nakeshia N. Williams

TitleAssistant Professor

DepartmentEducator Preparation


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OfficeProctor Hall
Room: 235

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Nakeshia N. Williams


Ph D: Curriculum & Instruction, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2016

MA: Rehabilitation Counseling, South Carolina State University, 2001

BA: English Education, South Carolina State University, 2000

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

Williams, Nakeshia  Byker, Erik  Good, Amy  (2017).  Community as Intersectionality: Mapping Community As a Social Studies Keyword.  In Helmsing, M., A. Whitlock-McMahon, & D.G. Krutka ,  Keywords In Social Studies   Sage Publications.

Williams, Nakeshia  Farinde-Wu, Abiola  Glover, Crystal  (2017).  Diversifying the Nation's Teaching Force.  In Dr. Bill Pink   Urban Education Review.

Watkins, Kellee  Williams, Nakeshia  Piloting Practice-Based coaching for equitable teaching strategies and social justice in low-performing elementary schools.   Journal of Higher Education.

Williams, Nakeshia  Watkins, Kellee  Dobbins, Nicole  FaceBook thugging: navigating identities, school violence, and social media. .   Urban Education.

Williams, Nakeshia   Lewis, Emetrude  Dobbins, Nicole  Watkins, Kellee  The Role and Relevance of HBCUs in recruiting, preparing, and retaining Black female teacher educators..   Urban Education.

Williams, Nakeshia  Kea, Cathy  Williams, Brian  An Explorative Study on Preparing Culturally Responsive Teacher Candidates' Through a Rural-Urban Exchange Program.   Journal of Multicultural Education.

Williams, Nakeshia  Dobbins, Nicole  Watkins, Kellee  The mediating role of social media in shaping the self-concept of Black girls.  Black Girls & Girlhood