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Carl Williams

Carl Williams

Professor, Education Department Chair


Research, Professional and Creative Activity


  • Expecting the Best: The Essential Lesson for Teachers: Publication
  • From Myth to Reality Sound Information for Teachers About Students Who Are Deaf: Publication


  • B.A., Flagler College
  • M.Ed., University of North Florida
  • Ed.D., University of North Florida 

Area of Research:

  • Literacy Development
  • Content Area Reading Strategies
  • Writing Process instruction
  • Transition Education
  • Best Practices for Teaching Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students
  • Beliefs and Practices of Education Interns 

Professional Profile

An alumnus of Flagler College, Dr. Williams taught in the deaf department at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind before returning to his alma mater as a faculty member, where he has taught a variety of Education courses and coordinates the English Education Program. During this time, he has published three books, multiple articles, and presented at professional conferences. In addition, he has received a Schultz Grant, the Kappa Delta Pi Professor of the Year Award, the Student Government Association Faculty Member of the Year Award twice, and the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Professional Development. 

Teaching and Related Service

Classes Taught:

  • General Methods of Instruction
  • Reading/Emergent Literacy
  • Methods of Teaching English
  • Principles of Content Reading
  • Methods of Instruction for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students 

More Information

He is a member of the Association of College Educators for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf, the Council for Exceptional Children, the International Literacy Association, and the National Council of Teachers of English. Locally, he sits on the advisory board of the St. Johns County Academy of Future Teachers and, for over ten years, has served as a mentor for Investing in Kids’ Take Stock in Children Program, helping young men set goals to improve their college and career outcomes. 

Office Hours (On Campus):

  • Monday: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 
  • Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM