Dr. Pam Williford
Dr. Pamela Kay Williford, professor of education and Irvin
School of Education Endowed Chair, is dean of the HSU Irvin School of
Education. She is a graduate of Howard Payne College in Brownwood, Texas, where
she earned the Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education.
Williford completed her Master of Education degree at Texas
Christian University and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in reading education
at Texas Woman’s University. Prior to her appointment as dean of the Irvin
School of Education in June 1999, she served as a faculty member in the HSU Department
of Educational Studies, beginning in the fall of 1993.
Williford began her university teaching career at Howard
Payne University in 1987. Her teaching career began in the fall of 1970 as a
classroom teacher in Arlington, Texas, Independent School District, where she
taught until 1977. She also taught in the independent school districts of Brownwood
and Early, Texas, and at Stepping Stones Baptist School in Brownwood.
Williford has numerous professional presentations and honors
to her credit. She is an active member in the Texas Association of Colleges for
Teacher Education, Education Deans of Independent Colleges and Universities in
Texas, and Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education, and
holds membership in other professional organizations and boards.
- Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Howard Payne College, 1970
- Master of Education, Texas Christian University, 1976
- Doctor of Philosophy, Reading Education, Texas Woman's University, 1994