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Adelle M. Williams, PhD, MBA, is currently a Professor and the Chairperson of the Public Health and
Social Work Department and the Gerontology Coordinator for the University. She has taught at SRU for 30 years and she has taught nineteen courses in various areas which include: gerontology, health (community/international/personal), health administration, counseling, career and professional development, and women’s issues.
She has extensive experience in the clinical, administrative, and research aspects as they pertain to the aging process. She is a recent author of a textbook entitled “Helping Relationships with Older Persons” published by SAGE. Her publications and research interests are in the areas of gerontology, mental health, cultural diversity, administration, and health and her publications have appeared in numerous refereed journals. Some of her publications have appeared in the Journal of Aging and Long Term Care, Journal of Allied Health, Journal of Health Administration Education, Physical Therapy Education, American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Journal of Long Term Care Administration. The Gerontologist, and the Journal of Public Health Issues and Practices.
Dr. Williams has delivered professional presentations at the local, state, national and international levels and she has been invited to deliver keynote addresses at several commencements, including Slippery Rock University. She has served in numerous capacities within the University: Assistant to the Dean for the College of Health, Environment and Science, Professor and Director of the Aging Specialization within the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, Director of the Health Services Administration Program, Co-Developer of the Long Term Care Administration Specialization and Faculty Liaison to Queen Margaret College in Edinburg, Scotland. Dr. Williams teaches at the graduate and undergraduate levels, serves on many departmental committees, and she is an experienced educator, clinician, researcher, and administrator.