Dr. Boyce Williams

by | 12.08.2020

Dr. Boyce C. Williams, the dean of the College of Education at Frostburg State University, is a nationally renowned educator in the field of public and teacher education.

Williams has a broad background in higher education and related fields. In addition to serving as dean and interim dean at Frostburg since 2017, she worked in teacher education programs at Elizabeth City State University, part of the University of North Carolina system, and at a university in the United Arab Emirates. She was a vice president for the teacher education accrediting body NCATE (now CAEP) and has experience on both sides of the accrediting process. She worked in education policy matters on Capitol Hill and in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education, was senior vice president and chief of staff at the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education and president and CEO of the National Alliance for Learning, Inc., a higher education consulting agency. She also worked in public school administration in East Lansing, Mich.

In Williams’ time at Frostburg, she led the College of Education through a complex and successful accreditation process, inspired faculty to create new programs and partnered exceedingly well with the University System of Maryland and other USM schools on teacher education matters. She also brought significant attention to issues of diversity, inclusion and equity and forged strong relationships with colleagues, including other deans and faculty members.

A recipient of eight honorary doctorate degrees, Williams earned her bachelor’s in English education from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, a master’s in urban counseling from Michigan State University and her doctorate in counseling psychology from Michigan State University.


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