Biographical Information

 

Dr. Brenda K. Williamson

 

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Dr. Brenda K. Williamson is the Coordinator of the Graduate Education Program at Shaw University where she also is an assistant professor teaching graduate education courses.  She was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree from Walden University in Early Childhood Education.  In conjunction, to receiving a Masters of Science (Human Development and Family Studies) and Bachelor of Arts (Early Childhood Education) degrees from North Carolina Central University.  Also, she holds licenses in the areas of Birth through Kindergarten (B-K), K-4, and K-6 for the state of North Carolina. Dr. Williamson has taught in the Early Childhood Education and Human Sciences programs at Mount Olive College at RTP, North Carolina Central University, and Durham Technical Community College.  She also served in the position of research associate at Frank Porter Graham Research Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina investigating aggressive behaviors in preschool-age children enrolled in statewide Head Start programs.

 

She is very active in early childhood opportunities and issues in both the local community, state, and national levels in the following capacities:  serve on the School Readiness/More at Four committee (Durham Partnership for Children), serve on the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Early Childhood Professional Education Review Panel for National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), member of National Association of Early Childhood Teachers Educators (NAECTE), member of North Carolina Association for Research in Education (NCARE), and serve on the Board of Directors at First Presbyterian Day School.

 

From the pedagogical view, Dr. Williamson urges students to make connections between what they read for class and their own experiences that will foster the desire to seek answers to life-changing questions, and to provide meaning answers to students.  Therefore at the end of the day, week, or semester Dr. Williamson has successfully completed her role as an educator.