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Donald Williams

Donald Williams

Contact Information:
Mitchell Hall 300 F

Professor of Education


  • 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

EDUC 325: Nature and Needs of Adolescents (Fall)
EDUC 443: Teaching Integrated Science in Secondary Schools (Fall)
EDUC 453: Teaching Science in Middle Grades (Fall)
EDUC 510: Techniques of Research (Fall)
EDSU 631: Practicum in Staff & Curriculum Development I (Fall)
EDUC 312: Principles of Secondary Instruction (Spring)
EDUC 522: Instructional Design (Spring)
EDSU 652: School Law (Spring)
EDSU 632: Practicum in Staff & Curriculum Development II (Spring)

Recent Scholarly Work

Research and CLASS (Classroom Assessment System) Trainer with the Teacher Quality Partnership - 2005-2009