Cindy Williams head shot.

Cindy Williams

Title: Professor of English and The Writing Center Director

Teaching Focus: Writing and American short stories

Education: B.S., University of Arkansas, 1995; M.Ed., University of Arkansas, 2000; Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 2012


After earning her bachelor’s degree in secondary English education, Dr. Williams taught middle and high school English for thirteen years. During this time, she earned her master’s degree in education administration which led to her serving as a literacy specialist for the school district.

Dr. Williams has served as co-director of University of Arkansas National Writing Project, taught multiple college-education courses, supervised student-teachers as part of the U.A. M.A.T. program, and co-wrote a “A Soundtrack Approach to Teaching To Kill in Mockingbird”, which was published in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird: New Essays (2010). When School of the Ozarks (SofO) opened, Dr. Williams designed and taught the high school English and writing curriculum based on the classical education model. After SofO, Dr. Williams began designing and teaching the writing curriculum for College of the Ozarks where she currently serves as composition sequence director and The Writing Center director.