Coordinator, Athletic Training Education Program
Assistant Professor, Department of ERS
Dr. Jackie Williams joined the Slippery Rock University Athletic Training Education Staff in July 2007. She provides healthcare coverage to the women's volleyball team at SRU, is teaching and advising athletic training students, and serves at the SRU ATEP Program Director.
Dr. Williams came to SRU from the University of Idaho, where she was a certified athletic trainer for 12 years. Originally, she was hired at Idaho as an assistant athletic trainer, but her job description evolved as she became the academic program director for Idaho’s CAATE Accredited Athletic Training Education Program. For the first several years at Idaho, Dr. Williams provided healthcare coverage to the student-athletes, but her academic duties of teaching athletic training courses, advising athletic training students, and coordinating all administrative duties moved her into a full-time academic position.
Dr. Williams recently completed her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Education with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration. Her dissertation research is titled “Teaching Ethics to Undergraduate Athletic Training Students from CAATE Accredited Athletic Training Education Programs.”
From September 1993 through July 1995, Dr. Williams was employed at Moorhead State University in Moorhead, MN as an assistant athletic trainer. She also taught Athletic Training courses. Prior to joining the staff at Moorhead State, Dr. Williams was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Central Washington University, where she earned her Master of Science degree in 1993 in Health, Physical Education and Recreation with an emphasis in Exercise Science. In 1991, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Minnesota State University, Mankato in Mankato, MN.
Dr. Williams is active nationally in the athletic training profession as a Board of Certification (BOC) examination item development writer. She previously held the position of chairperson for the Idaho Athletic Trainers’ Association Scholarship Committee. She also served on several College of Education committees at the University of Idaho (UI). Dr. Williams is a recipient of several service awards: BOC Dan Libera Service Award; Idaho Athletic Trainers’ Association Outstanding Athletic Trainer Award; UI College of Education Faculty Service Award; UI Alumni Award for Excellence; and Northwest Athletic Trainers’ Association Educator Award.
Dr. Williams is a native of Clontarf, MN.