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School of Social and Behavioral Sciences


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(845) 575-3000 ext. 2677


Stacy A. S. Williams, PhD., NCSP

Associate Professor of Psychology


Dr. Williams is an Associate Professor at Marist College.   She is also a Licensed Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist in New York State.  At the national level, Dr. Williams serves on the Trainers of School Psychologists (TSP) executive board, where she co-chairs the Social Justice task force and serves as membership coordinator.  In addition, Dr. Williams mentors students and early-career faculty of color through the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) mentoring program. At the state level, Dr. Williams has mentored school psychology candidates, and created and managed content for the state association annual conference.  At the last conference (NYASP 2017), Dr. Williams and her students organized a Social Justice Student strand.

A practitioner-scholar, Dr. Williams’ years of working with groups of K-12 at-risk learners in both urban and rural communities have given her clear insights into the frustrations, challenges, and joys of working as a school psychologist.  She has consulted with Instructional Support Teams (IST) in New York, Connecticut, and rural communities in Jamaica, working closely with educational practitioners integrating Response to Intervention (RTI) initiatives at the IST level. Dr. Williams provides training in social justice, inclusive classrooms, academic and behavioral interventions, databased decision-making, and university/school partnerships.



PhD, School Psychology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA, 2004
MA, Education, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA, 2002
BA, Psychology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, 1997

Research Interests / Areas of Focus

My professional activities are best understood as scholarship of training, teaching, and application. This scholarship integrates several theories from the consultation literature: systems-level, instructional, ecological, multicultural, and social justice.My scholarship fits within the realm of content development, whether in practitioners or school psychology trainees. I do research in systems-level consultation and classroom activities designed to promote diversity and inclusion spaces.

Selected Publications

Williams, S.A.S., Conyers, A., & Garcia, F. (2018). Practical Applications of Ecological Consultation in Higher Education: Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives. Public Administration Quarterly, 42 (2), 183 – 212

Williams, S.A.S., & O’Donnell, N. (2017).  Becoming a person of dialogue. Journal for Perspectives of Economic Political and Social Integration 22 (1), 275–289

Williams, S. A. S., & Stenglein, K. (2017). Teacher candidate ability to interpret data following a self-monitoring intervention: Pilot results. Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning, 11 (2), 1–13

Williams, S.A.S., & Conyers, A. (2016). Race pedagogy: Faculty preparation matters. Administrative Theory & Praxis, 38, 1-17. Doi:10.1080/10841806.2016.1239396

Williams, S. A.S., & Stenglein, K. (2016). Formative assessment and the classroom teacher: Recommendations for school psychologists. School Psychology Forum, 10 (4), 359-370

Jones, B.A., Williams, K.L., & Williams, S.A.S. (2015). Helping teachers discover students cultural needs. The Journal of Effective Schools Projects, 22, 22-27

Williams, S.A.S., & Staulters, M. L. (2014). Instructional consultation with rural educators in Jamaica: Lessons learned from an international interdisciplinary consultation project. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 24(4), 307-329

Selected Presentations

Florell, D., Proctor, S., Gregory, A., Johnstone, B., Sabris, S., Shribergh, D., Williams,S.A.S., & Yohannan, J. (2018, Summer). The future of social justice training, practice and research. Podcast for the National Association of School Psychologist Social Justice Task Force

Williams, S.A.S., & Hanssen, D. (2018, February). Promoting race pedagogy in higher education: Creating an inclusive community.  Workshop presented at the Trainers of School Psychologists Conference, Chicago, IL

Williams, S.A.S. (2017, December). Race, gender, sexuality and the school psychologist. Workshop presented at the NYASP Chapter L Winter Meeting, Westchester, NY

Williams, S.A.S., & Conyers, A. (2017, October). Race pedagogy and the school psychologist: Building capacity.  Invited paper and documented CEU session at the New York Association of School Psychologist Conference, White Plains, NY

Gaynor, T. S., & Williams, S.A.S. (2017, March). Sisterhood and self-care in predominantly white space.  Workshop presented at the Women of Color Conference, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Awards and Honors

Center for Civic Engagement Faculty Fellows, Marist College (2016 – 2017)

President’s Award, Trainers of School Psychologists (2017, February)

Profiles of Marist Faculty Scholarship (2016 – 2017)

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