Associate Dean of the Faculty & Professor of Education
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: Sampson House, 2nd Floor, 920-993-6276
E-mail: robert.f.williams (at) lawrence.edu