Isa Williams Ph.D.
Professor of the Ubiquity University MBA and BA Programs
Isa Williams is an Associate Professor emerita in Women’s Studies and founding director of the Atlanta Semester Program in Women, Leadership and Social Change at Agnes Scott College. She also served as Director of the Kemper Scholars Program with responsibility for program development and promotion; student advisement and selection; organizing and chairing the faculty selection committee in addition to all facets of the academic components. Isa completed her Ph.D. at Emory University in Women’s Studies and Sociology. Isa taught feminist research methods, leadership seminars and theory / practice courses specific to the Atlanta Semester Program. She also designed a specific course to investigate the roles of refugee women as leaders of social change titled: "Social Development, Leadership and Refugee Rights in Action: Discovering New Models of Women’s Leadership.” Her research has focused on women’s leadership and factors affecting the lives of refugee women and girls in the American urban south.
Dr. Williams’ Global Experience includes:
International consulting for the American Management Institute with responsibility for development and delivery of management, leadership and organization development programs for business, government and professional women from Africa and the Middle East.
Egypt, Israel and Rome: Member of Catholic delegation studying religious history and ethnic relations in the region
Korea (Seoul and Kyongju) and China (Beijing, Xian, Shanghai): Selected as a member of the President’s faculty delegation studying cultural and social/political issues affecting the lives of women in these countries. Meetings held with faculty and administrators in various universities with a focus on sharing our unique program offerings.
Jordan and Israel: Faculty leader/instructor for student Global Connections study trip with an emphasis on women in the Middle East.
Durban, South Africa: Delegate and panel presenter at the United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Xenophobia, and Other Forms of Intolerance. Cape Town, South Africa: study trip in conjunction with the conference.
Arusha, Dadoma, Dar es Salaam and, Zanzibar, Tanzania: Faculty leader for student Faithworks service-learning trip.
CIEE Faculty Development Seminar in South Africa: “Building a Multiracial, Multicultural Society in South Africa”. Returned to Tanzania to further investigate issues affecting women’s lives.
Center for Refugee Studies, York University, Toronto: Summer Course on Forced Migration and Refugee Issues.
Kenya and Ghana: Invited attendee to Land Economics/Policy conference at which African women served as discussants on development issues.
Invited to teach a leadership program for the State Department’s Young African Leadership Initiative. Selected women from Sub Saharan Africa will spend a summer in human rights, civil rights, and leadership courses as proposed by Agnes Scott College