Dr. Lisa William
Dr. William earned the following degrees and credentials: a Ph.D. from the School of Education (Language, Literacy and Culture) at the University of California, Davis (2003), and a Secondary Teaching Credential, English Language Arts (1999); a Master of Arts in Education (Teaching English as a Second Language) from the University of San Francisco (1994); a Bachelor of Arts degree in English (1996), and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism--Public Relations Emphasis (1992), from Humboldt State University. Her writing, research, and social and civic engagement are situated in the areas of urban education, social justice advocacy, and multicultural education. She has co-authored/authored several book chapters and peer reviewed articles focused on Critical Race Theory, Gender Studies, Multicultural Education, Autoethnography and Spoken Word scholarship. A sampling of her poetic work appears in “Color Marks the Site/Sight of Social Difference: Dysconscious Racism in the ‘Age of Obama’'' in Qualitative Inquiry (2011); and, “The Measure of a Black Life?: A Poetic Interpretation of Hope and Discontent,” in Qualitative Research in Education (2013). In addition, she is the mother of three wonderful woman: Jazmin, Natalia, and Devanie.