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Dr. Gary J. Williams

Dr. Gary J. Williams is the instructional assessment specialist at Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, Calif. He has 20 years of experience in higher education at a variety of institutions, large and small, public and private. His range of experience spans student services, residence life, international student advising, first year experience, college success, student engagement, student learning outcomes and instructional assessment. He currently serves on the Accreditation and Student Learning Outcomes Committee for the Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges and has been active in the Basic Skills Initiative for the California Community Colleges.  

Dr. Williams earned his doctorate in education (Ed.D.) from UCLA with a focus on assessment, organizational change and organizational culture. He also holds a master’s degree in educational psychology from Marist College in New York and a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Bates College in Maine. He lives in Riverside, Calif., with his wife Kyoko and two children, Harrison and Mako. His hobbies include tae kwon do and playing the Okinawan shamisen.