ABOUT

Bob Williams, Professor of Education

Chair of the Education Department
Director of the Cognitive Science Program

Since 2004 I’ve been teaching courses in teacher education and education studies, supervising student teachers, and coordinating teacher performance assessments. I also direct the cognitive science program (my Ph.D. field) and teach courses in cognitive science and linguistics. In my research, I study how people construct meaning in instructional situations, collaborative problem-solving, and creative activity, focusing on the role of gesture in building shared understandings.

Address: 711 E. Boldt Way, Appleton, WI 54911
Office: Briggs Hall 123, 920-993-6276
E-mail: robert.f.williams (at) lawrence.edu