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Oct. 22, 2020

Faculty voice: Opening educational opportunities in rural contexts

Sheneka Williams is professor and chair of the Department of Educational Administration in the College of Education. Williams's research focuses on rural education and school desegregation.

“Through my research, I am committed to examining educational opportunities for students of color, and primarily African American students. I hope to highlight the negligence in rural education, particularly in the South. Much of the rural research that’s been published has focused on Appalachia but there are other areas of the country that should be examined more closely. In my school desegregation work, I’m very interested in knowing — now that we have students of different races together in many places — if students are engaging or simply attending school.”

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