Psychology Program

Dr. Wendy Williams

Associate Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies

Office Information

Frost , Room 207
CPO 1973
Phone: 859-985- 3679
Fax: 859-985-3642


Spring 2014
Office Hours:
3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.-Monday
3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.-Wednesday
4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.-Monday
4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.-Wednesday
Other times are available by appointment.
Please email Dr. Williams to set up specific meetings.
Class Schedule:
GSTR 210 W (Mon/Wed: 1:00 pm – 2:50 pm)
PSY 325 A (Tue/Thur: 10:00 am – 11:50 am)
PSY 325 B (Tue/Thur: 1:00 pm – 2:50 pm)


  • Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2005
  • M.S., Social Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, 1999
  • B.A., Psychology, Minor in Peace & Conflict Studies, Swarthmore College , 1997

Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Summer Research Award, Marshall University (2010, 2006)
  • MU-ADVANCE Faculty Fellowship, Marshall University (2009, 2008, 2007)
  • Grant-In-Aid Dissertation Award, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (2004)
  • Pickens-Queen Teaching Award, Marshall University (2008-2009)
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Psychology Department, UCSC (2004-2005)


  • Statistics and Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences I
  • Statistics and Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences II
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology of Women and Gender


  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Division 8 of APA
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), Division 9 of APA
  • Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Honor Society
  • Psi Chi, Psychology Honor Society

Papers and Publications

  • Williams, W. R. (2011). What’s psychology got to do with it? Using psychology to foster economic development. [Review of the book Breaking the poverty cycle: The human basis for sustainable development]. PsycCRITIQUES, 56(20). doi:10.1037/a0023569
  • Williams, W. R. (2010). A powerful voice for low-income people: The impact of ACORN. [Review of the book Seeds of Change]. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 10(1). doi: 10.1111/j.1530- 2415.2010.01225.x
  • Williams, W. R. (2009). Struggling with poverty: Implications for theory and policy of increasing research on social class-based stigma. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 9, 37-56. doi:10.1111/j.1530-2415.2009.01184.x
  • Bullock, H. E, Williams, W. R., & Limbert, W. M. (2003). Predicting support for policies: The impact of attributions and beliefs about inequality. Journal of Poverty, 7(3), 35-56.
  • Albarracín, D., Ho., R., McNatt, P. S., Williams, W. R., Rhodes, F., Malotte, C. K., Hoxworth, T., Bolan, G., Zenilman, J., Iatesta, M, & The Project RESPECT Study Group (2000). The structure of outcome beliefs in condom use. Health Psychology, 19(5), 458–468. doi: 10.1037/0278-6133.19.5.458
  • Leach, C. W. & Williams, W. R. (1999) Between past and future: Identity and conflicting expectations of the future in Northern Ireland. Political Psychology, 20(4), 875-896. doi:10.1111/0162- 895X.00171

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