School of Education/Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Kelly Williams is an assistant professor of special education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Her research focuses on improving academic and post-secondary outcomes for students at risk for and identified with high-incidence disabilities.
Williams is particularly interested in reading interventions for adolescents with reading difficulties and disabilities, including students who are English Learners, and preventing dropout with at-risk populations. Previously, she was a high school special education teacher and reading specialist in resource and inclusion settings for students with high-incidence disabilities. She also has extensive experience tutoring elementary and middle school students with reading disabilities and ADHD.
Areas of Expertise
Special education, learning disabilities, dyslexia, reading interventions, adolescent reading development and intervention, reading disabilities, scientifically based reading instruction, science of reading, dropout prevention, student engagement.