About Me

Kelly Williams is an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Kelly recently finished her Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin in Special Education with an emphasis on learning disabilities. Her research focuses on improving academic and post-secondary outcomes for students at-risk for and identified with high incidence disabilities. She 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, Kelly was a high school special education teacher and reading specialist and taught reading and English Literature and Composition in resource and inclusion settings for students with learning disabilities, other health impairments, emotional/behavioral disorders, autism, and mild intellectual disabilities. She also has extensive experience tutoring elementary and middle school students with reading disabilities and ADHD.