Gary L. Williams
Clinical Assistant Professor,
Department of Educational Policy and Community Studies
Director, Institute for Intercultural Research
Gary Williams came to the UWM School of Education following a dedicated career at UWM as a campus administrator responsible for developing and providing academic support services to UWM students, with a particular focus on minority and disadvantaged college and pre-college attendees and participants.
Williams teaches courses in research techniques for community organizers and community educators, the theory and practice of educating black males, and the Milwaukee community. Williams has actively served for years on community-based organization boards including in the African-American and Latino communities. He is currently engaged in research designed to provide a descriptive analysis of quality of life for older adults, youth and others residing in urban environments.
Williams is also director of the Institute for Intercultural Research, which is designed to address the needs and respond to the concerns of communities of color through research, public service, and information resource sharing.
Williams earned his M.A. in political science and Ph.D. in urban social institutions at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.