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Charles Williams

Charles Williams, Ph.D.

Associate Teaching Professor, Psychology and Education Stoneleigh Foundation Fellow
3001 Market Street, Suite 100

Program Affiliation:

M.S., Special Education
Center for the Prevention of School–Aged Violence Director
Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences


Ph.D., B.A., Temple University
M.S., Hahnemann University

Research Interests:

  • Social skills and learning in school–aged youth
  • Bullying awareness, education and prevention
  • Media and child social behavior
  • Mentoring and youth violence prevention
  • Outcomes for youth in placement
  • Disproportionality of negative outcomes outcomes for minority youth in educational settings

Professional Experience:

  • School of Education, Drexel University (2012–present)
    Associate Teaching Professor, Special Education/Teacher Education
  • College of Arts & Sciences, Drexel University (2012–present)
    Associate Teaching Professor, Psychology
  • School of Education, Goodwin College of Professional Studies, Drexel University
    Assistant Clinical Professor (2008–12)
  • School of Graduate Professional Studies – Performance and Learning Systems, Penn State Great Valley (2007–08)
    Graduate Lecturer
  • School Counseling Program, Graduate School of Education, Gwynedd–Mercy College (2005–07)
    Graduate Lecturer
  • College of Arts & Sciences, Temple University (2000–05)
    Adjunct Professor, Department of English, First–Year Writing Program

Board and Committee Affiliations:

  • Chair, Subcommittee on Older Youth and Aging Out, Community Oversight Board, Department of Human Services, City of Philadelphia (2012–lpresent).
  • Community Oversight Board, Department of Human Services, City of Philadelphia (2010–present).
  • Board of Directors, National Adoption Center, Philadelphia, (2009–present).
  • Chair, Policy and Curriculum Committee, Wakisha Charter School, Board of Trustees, Philadelphia (2005–07).
  • Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Commission, Vulnerable Children’s Sub–committee, City of Philadelphia, (2006–07).
  • Chair, Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Commission, Child Abuse and Neglect, Working Group, Philadelphia (2006–07).
  • Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Children’s Behavioral Health, Policy Writing Group, Philadelphia (2005).
  • Mayor’s Transition Committee on Children Achieving: Program evaluation and assessment, City of Philadelphia (2000–01).


  • Williams, C. A. (2011). Mentoring and social skills training: ensuring better outcomes for youth in foster care. Child Welfare, 9, 59–74.
  • Williams, C. A. (2012). Understanding the sociocultural factors affecting minority achievement in the United States: leading by example. In Aiken J. A. & Gerstl–Pepin C. (Eds.). Social justice leadership within a global context. Charlotte, NC; Information Age Publishing.
  • Williams, C. A. (July 2012). “The changing face of the family in the US: what the courts need to know to support children in homes.” 75th Annual National Conference of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, New Orleans.
  • Williams, C. A. (June 2012). “Girls bully too: strategies to deal with female aggression in school settings.” National Conference on Girl Bullying, Atlanta.
  • Hammrich, P., Ghosh, R., Williams, C. A., (January 2012). “Action learning for teachers experiencing bullying (ALTEB)”. Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu.
  • “Doing no harm: Understanding the sociocultural determinants influencing client care and outcomes” (presentation). Mind and body integration: cultural implications. Department of Psychology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Third Annual Diversity Conference, Philadelphia, March 2012.
  • Bullying across the lifespan (opening presentation). School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, March 29th, 2012.
  • Keynote, Freedom Fund Dinner, “Student Leadership and Activism” – Penn State National Association for the Advancement of Color People (NAACP), Penn State University, November 2010.
  • Keynote,“Advocating on Behalf of Children in Placement.” Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s “Current Issues for Child Advocates” Conference 2009, Mechanicsburg, PA, April 2009.
  • Williams, C. A. Teaching Social Skills and Mentoring: Preventing school failure [Abstract].One Voice International Collection of Scholarly Works (Vol. 1, 2008–09).