Dr. Pam Williford


Dr. Pamela Kay Williford, professor of education, is a graduate of Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas, where she earned the Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and named Outstanding Student Teacher, 1970. Dr. 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. She served as Dean of the HSU Irvin School of Education June 1999 – May 2015, and as a faculty member in the HSU Department of Educational Studies beginning fall of 1993 – present.

Dr. Williford began her teaching career in Arlington, TX I.S.D. in 1970 -77 serving as a sixth grade classroom teacher. She also taught in the independent school districts of Brownwood and Early, Texas and at Stepping Stones Baptist School in Brownwood. Williford began her university teaching career at Howard Payne University in 1987 where she was honored as an Outstanding Faculty Member.

Dr. Williford was an active member of the Texas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, serving as President 2007-2008, Education Deans of Independent Colleges and Universities in Texas serving as Treasurer, and Consortium of State Organizations for Texas. In 2009, Dr. Williford was awarded the Council of Deans of Education Leadership Award in recognition of outstanding leadership in TACTE. She has numerous professional presentations to her credit.

Degrees Earned

  • Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Howard Payne College, 1970
  • Master of Education, Texas Christian University, 1978
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Reading Education, Texas Woman's University, 1994
  • A Princeton Review Best Western College
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities  
  • Center for Student Opportunity: Promoting a College-Bound Culture
  • US News Best Colleges
  • Military Friendly
  • Colleges of Distinction
  • College Choice Best Christian Colleges and University
  • University and College Accountability Network