Assistant Dean for Equity, Belonging, and Student Engagement; Lecturer, College of Education and Social Services

KC Williams attended Stanford University where she earned both a BA with Honors and a Masters in Sociology, and has 25 years of experience as Sociology faculty. KC is on the Diversity First Board of Directors and also serves on the National Diversity Council. Her experience working in student advocacy includes having served as an advisor and mentor at Coastal Carolina Community College, where she taught for eight years, then as the Director of African American Student Affairs at the University of Arizona. As an avid writer and presenter, KC has been invited to publish numerous articles for Inside Higher Ed, an anthology for Third Woman Press, and has presented a paper at the National Psychological Association annual conference. KC and her partner love dogs and have recently adopted a Pyrenees Labrador puppy!


Williams, K.C. (2019) Teaching While Black. The Blair Reader, 10th Edition. Pearson Education. 

Williams, K. C. (2014) Pushing Back: Strategies of Resistance Against Contrapower Harassment and the White Male Gaze in Academia. Third Woman Press Inaugural Anthology. 

Williams, K. C. and Gibney, Shannon (2014). Blackademia: Tips for Surviving and Thriving as a Black Female Professor. Inside Higher Education. 

Williams, K.C. (2014). Death by a Million Papercuts: Are Prestigious Degrees Really Worth the Trouble? Rebel Researchers Collective.

Williams, K.C. (Written under pseudonym). (2014). The Gentle Critique in Activist Spaces: A Newby’s First Year Journey on Social Media. The Feminist Wire.
Williams, K.C. From Diversity to Inclusive Excellence. National Diversity Council Newsletter. (Second Quarter, June 2013). 

Williams, K.C. How to Build a Mentoring Program. National Diversity Council Newsletter. (Fourth Quarter, October 2012). 

Williams, K. C. (1989). Assimilation Among African-American High School Students: Its Effects and Correlates. Stanford Master of Arts Thesis. 

Williams, K. C. (1988). The High School Culture and its Effects on Motivation of Course Choice for Black High School Students. Stanford Bachelor of Arts Honors Thesis

KC Williams

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Student Advocacy, Social Psychology, Marriage and Family, Sociology of Gender, Social Problems, and Social Diversity


  • Stanford University (Master of Arts), Stanford University (BA with Honors)


Office Location:

Votey 365 B/C

Courses Taught

Intro to Sociology, Intro to Social Psychology, Deviance, Social Problems, Diversity, Gender and Sex, Student Success, Building Leaders and Creating Knowledge (BLACK)