Julia M. Williams

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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Professor of English

Julia M. Williams is the author of Making Changes in STEM Education: The Change Maker’s Toolkit (Routledge/CRC Press, 2023), a research-based, practice-focused guide to achieving change in STEM. Beginning in 2012, she served as a founding team member of the Making Academic Change Happen (MACH) Workshop that serves faculty, administrators, and graduate students as they pursue their change goals. She was Principal Investigator on the NSF Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED) Participatory Action Research (PAR) project, a practice-research collaboration that provides customized faculty development support for 26 RED project teams. Williams’ publications on academic change, assessment, engineering and professional communication, tablet PCs, and ungrading have appeared in the Journal of Engineering Education and IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, among others. She has been awarded grants from Microsoft, HP, the Engineering Communication Foundation, the Kern Family Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. She has received numerous awards, including inductee to the American Society of Engineering Education Hall of Fame 2023, the 2015 Schlesinger Award (IEEE Professional Communication Society) and 2010 Sterling Olmsted Award (ASEE Liberal Education Division). She is Professor of English at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

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