If you ever pursued a major in any education program in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences (CEHHS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, chances are you had this professor’s class. He’s been with the university since 1967 and has taught a multitude of students about psychoeducational issues in human development and he’s still going strong!
CEHHS congratulates Robert L. Williams, Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling (EPC) who was presented with the Joe Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is presented by the President of the University to those who have 50 or more years of service. Williams has worked in the EPC department through multiple name and organizational changes. He has received numerous awards throughout his years of teaching, written several books and over 140 research articles. A native of McMinn County, Williams began his education in one-room rural school across the road from his family farm and went on to graduate with his PhD in Educational Psychology in 1965 from what is now Vanderbilt University.