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Chesapeake Mentor

Dr. Vickie Williams


Contact Information:
(410) 455-2327

Academic Program/Department:
Education –

 When did you start working at UMBC?

 Degree/Academic Program/Institution History

  • B.A., Pyschology, University of Maryland
  • M.A., Community Psychology, University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • M.A., Instructional Systems Development, University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Ph.D., Human Services Psychology, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Academic and Research Interests

  • First Year Initiative
  • Team-Based Learning
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Service Learning
  • Academic Advising
  • Member of Women’s Center Advisory Board

Other Hobbies and Areas of Interest

  • Reading
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Women’s Issues

What is your favorite class to teach? Why?
First Year Seminar 102C:  Diversity, Ethics and Social Justice in Context of Schooling because it allows me to use my exerptise in first year experiences, active learning, and service learning to help students grow in their understanding of and participating in civic engagement and social justice activities.

What makes you proud to be a Retriever?
UMBC is a school of diversity, honor, high performance, warmth, compassion, and civic engagement.

What advice would you share with students about being successful at UMBC?
Do not make the mistake of taking more than 18 credits in any given semester.  Manage your time and stress, making opportunities for studying and relaxing.  Never hesitate to approach your professor and ask questions or ask for help!