Joshua L. Williams, Ph.D.
Associate Chair of Psychology Department
Perceptual-motor development, active learning strategies
Science Center 229
Josh Williams earned his B.A. in Health & Kinesiology from Purdue University in 2004 and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2009 and 2011, respectively. His teaching interests include Research Methods, Developmental Psychology, History and Systems, and Sensation and Perception. One area of his research focuses on how human infants learn perceptual-motor behaviors, especially reaching. Another area of his research focuses on the effectiveness of various learning strategies for encoding of information in college-level courses. Across all research endeavors, he encourages a great deal of undergraduate involvement so students have the opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom, explore topics of interest in greater detail, gain experience with novel technology (i.e. eye-tracking), and experience the full process of experimental research from beginning to end.
Last updated: 9/13/2018