Donald A. Williams

Donald WilliamsEducation

  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University; Teacher Education - Science Education, 1995
  • MA., Grace College and Seminary; School Administration, 1980
  • M.S., State University of NY;  Mathematics Education, 1975
  • BS., Wayne State University; Biophysics, 1973


2003-Present: Professor, Malone University; teaching Middle Level education and graduate courses. Directing the graduate education programs.               

1999-2003: Associate Professor, Grove City College;  teaching science methods and educational foundations. Supervising secondary mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology student teachers.  Developed partnerships with two schools in conjunction with field studies in elementary science methods.                         

1995-1999: Visiting Assistant Professor; The Ohio State University; Department of Integrated Teaching and Learning. Teaching science methods in OSU's M.Ed. program and graduate level courses in science education, developmental psychology, and foundations of education. Conducting research in reform-based partnerships between teachers and science professionals, in problem-based learning, and in mentoring of beginning teachers.

1997-98    Project Discovery Instructor; Project Discovery - Ohio Systemic Science Initiative;  Coordinating and instructing Physics-by-Inquiry summer institute for middle level and high school teachers.

1995 - 1997    Adjunct Professor, Ashland University; Teaching elementary mathematics methods to master's degree students. 
1995, Program Evaluator, Science and Math Network of Central Ohio
1994-1995, Strand Coordinator, The Ohio State  University - Columbus, OH
1989-1992, Headmaster, Houston, Texas 
1985-1989, Elementary Principal/ Headmaster, Prairie Village, Kansas
1980-1985, High School Principal/H.S. Science-Math Teacher, Forrest City, AR  
1976-1980, High School Science Head, Fort Wayne, IN
1975-1976, Junior High Teacher, Poland, NY

Teaching Assignments

  • Nature and Needs of Adolescents
  • Teaching Integrated Science in Secondary Schools
  • Teaching Science in Middle Grades
  • Techniques of Research
  • Practicum in Staff & Curriculum Development I
  • Principles of Secondary Instruction
  • Instructional Design
  • School Law
  • Practicum in Staff & Curriculum Development II 

Recent Scholarly Work

Research and CLASS (Classroom Assessment System) Trainer with the Teacher Quality Partnership