|Retirement reception for John Williams is Oct. 8|
The Department of Educational Foundations and Research invites the University community to a reception honoring John Delane Williams on his retirement after 42 years of teaching, research and service to our University, 38 of those years in the rank of full professor.
Williams was first appointed assistant professor in the College of Education in 1966. He has two Ph.D.s, one in statistics and research methodologies (University of Northern Colorado, 1966) and the other is in clinical psychology (The Fielding Graduate University, 1994). He has won the Sigma Xi Award for Individual Excellence in Research (1979), and the Burlington Northern Award for Outstanding Teaching and Faculty Development (1986). He has been the advisor to 33 doctoral graduates, and has served either as a committee member or research advisor to over 1,000 graduate students at the University of North Dakota.
He is the author of over 300 books, chapters in books, articles and presentations. The articles have appeared in 50 different journals. His research has typically been in statistics or educational research journals, psychology journals, and more recently in journals regarding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, an area in which he is regarded an outstanding scholar.
Join us as we wish an enjoyable and healthful retirement to John and his wife Jolie from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the North Dakota Museum of Art. -- Kathleen Gershman, chair, Educational Foundations and Research.