Dr. Johniqua Williams
Ed. D in Educational Leadership and Curriculum Development
Master of Arts, Educational Leadership/Student Affairs, Central Michigan University
Bachelor, Social Work, Johnson C. Smith University
Dr. Johniqua Williams has 15 years of experience within diversity, she has a collaborative and intentional approach to creating an inclusive synergy and development between practice and partnership. Dr. Williams provides engaging learning experiences for organizations of all sizes. Her workshops and trainings help participants identify hidden barriers to success for diverse talent caused by unconscious bias and create more inclusive work environments where diversity thrives so that the concepts of “diversity and inclusion” are more than just buzzwords.
Dr. Williams has devoted her career to her passion for equity and social justice, specifically through her work in diversity, civil rights, and inclusion. Previously, Dr. Williams served Columbus State University as the institution's lead for the Office of Diversity Programs and Services, working collaboratively to provide services that promote successful university experiences for a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. Dr. Williams was primarily responsible for creating an inclusive environment through recruitment, training, and activity planning. In addition, she served as a professor out of the college of letters and science, teaching social justice and equity courses.
Dr. Williams is a Colorado native, initially from Denver. Her academic career began at Johnson C. Smith University, a Historically Black College University in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she received her bachelor's in Social Work. Followed by her Masters in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Student Affairs from Central Michigan University. Completing her academic tenure, she obtained an Ed.D in Educational Leadership and Curriculum Development.
Identity and Privilege Awareness
Identify Unconscious Bias
Bridge the Generational Gap
Utilize Inclusion to Become a Higher Performing Team