University of Vermont

Faculty Biography

Faculty Biography | Wayne Weston Williams

Wayne Weston Williams

Wayne Weston Williams, Ph.D.Professor

Contact Information:
451 Waterman
(802) 656-1129

Wes Williams is a professor of education and a coordinator of the Special Education Program within the Department of Education at the University of Vermont. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with concentrations in emotional behavioral disorders and severe disabilities. Dr. Williams teaches special education overview and methods courses. His research focuses on improving the quality of inclusion, education and supports for students with severe disabilities and their families within regular education environments. Honors and Other Relevant Information Service - executive board member of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, special advisor to the President's Committee on Mental Retardation, board of governors TASH-Northeast, associate editor of the TASH Journal, associate editor of Teacher Education and Special Education, associate director of the Center on Disabilities and Community Inclusion

Areas of Expertise:

Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion; Special Education; Teacher Education

Current Projects:

I-Team (Intensive Special Needs Education Collaborative), Intensive Special Education

Courses Taught in the Last 5 Years

Behavior Analysis in Special Education; Issues Affecting Persons with Disabilities; Meeting the Instruction Needs of Students; Special Education Teaching Internship


  • Ph.D. in Behavioral Disabilities from University of Wisconsin Madison
  • M.A. in Behavioral Disabilities from University of Wisconsin Madison

Professional Associations

  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), TASH (formerly The Association for Persons with Severe Disabilities)