Cassandra Williams is a strong advocate for transforming systems. Previously, the Director of Africana Studies at IUPUI. Her research focus is on Transforming the Educational Experience for Young African Americans: Powered by Technology. Administrative roles include, the Director of the A&S Wired & at the University of Kentucky. Williams is very passionate about developing 21st century learning opportunities for students and bringing current research together to propel new partnerships to meet the demand of the digital and global age. She received her bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University and her master’s degree from California State University. She has over ten years of experience working in education, with a focus on multicultural education and diversity. Williams previously worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District and provided professional development in literacy for superintendents, principals, and teachers. She also taught at an elementary school for five years prior to her tenure and promotion to district level duties.

Academic interests

African American, Internet, Society, Digital Divide, Global Age, K-12 Partnerships, School Systems, Cultural Production, Online vs. Offline, Access, Broadband, Intellectual Property


Courses Taught: The African American Experience, Women Autobiographies, and Women, Race, Culture and Education, African Americans and the Internet

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