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Emily Williams

Associate Professor

Harris Hall 5141

Office hours: By appointment only

Alternative Grading

Online Learning

Contemporary Literature

Creative Nonfiction

Social Justice


Emily Williams teaches seminar-style classes that rely on close reading and discussion to explore the ideas of writers and thinkers both in and outside of academia. She was certified to teach online in 2019, and uses contract grading in order to foster student autonomy and equity in the classroom. In her free time, she reads, cooks, throws pottery and explores the great outdoors.


  • M.A., English, Virginia Commonwealth University

Courses Taught

  • UNIV 200


  • VCU University College Teaching Award for Innovative Project, 2018-2019


  • United Campus Workers of Virginia
  • American Association of University Professors