Cindy Williams head shot.

Cindy Williams

Title: Professor of English and The Writing Center Director

Teaching Focus: Writing and American short stories

Education: PhD (Curriculum and Instruction), University of Arkansas


Dr. Williams grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, but moved to Arkansas in 1990. She earned her bachelors in English education, master’s in education administration and PhD in curriculum and [writing] instruction at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She taught middle and high school for several years before moving to the college level.

Dr. Williams lives on a farm in Northwest Arkansas with her husband, Glenn, where he farms livestock. Between them, they have eight children and fifteen grandchildren- ages ranging from newborn to teenager. She spends much of her time away from CofO with her grandchildren – babysitting and attending many of their activities.