Ms. Heidi M. Williams
MU-ADVANCE Program Coordinator
Instructor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology
B.A. (Sociology), Marshall University
M.A. (Sociology), Marshall University
Prior to becoming the Program Coordinator for
MU-ADVANCE, Ms. Williams served as the Program
Assistant for the Experimental Program to Stimulate
Competitive Research (EPSCoR). During her four years in this role, she
gained valuable insight as to how grants are
As a graduate student, Ms. Williams was a Research
Assistant to a Rockefeller Scholar in Residence for
the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in
Appalachia (CSEGA), researching the 1974 Kanawha
County WV Textbook Boycott. Ms. Williams was also a Graduate Assistant
for the Women’s Center, where she co-organized the
Vagina Monologues and oversaw arrangements for guest
speakers, including the renowned Gloria Steinem.
In addition to the assistantships, Ms.
Williams was President of the Women’s Studies
Ms. Williams teaches four sections of Introduction to Sociology.
Ms. Williams currently serves on the MU Women's
Studies Advisory Board. She served as Vice President of the Board
of Directors for CONTACT, the local rape crisis
center, from 2007-09.
Telephone: (304) 696-3715
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