Dr. Edward A. Williamson came to Drury University in 1999 after three years of teaching at the Summersville, MO R-2 School and four years of teaching at the Raymondville, MO R-7 School. During his public school teaching career, he taught many different subjects at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. He holds a Missouri teaching certificate for Elementary grades 1-8. During his doctoral work he was involved in several projects at the University of Missouri-Columbia designed to enhance the use of technology in the teaching process. His doctoral dissertation investigated the relationships of student self-esteem, school size, and student academic achievement in Missouri public high schools. His research interests include social capital as it relates to student performance in school, small and rural schools, technology issues in education, and the liberal arts in teacher preparation. He teaches educational foundation courses, methods courses, and Masters degree courses at the St. Robert and Cabool campuses. He currently serves as the program advisor for the Troops to Teachers program at Drury University. He attended the Academy for Developmentally Centered Education at Yale University March 20-24, 2000.
A.A., Liberal Arts, Rogers State University, 1987
B.S., Elementary Education, Southwest Baptist University, 1991
M.S., Education, Southwest Baptist University, 1993
Ph.D., Information Science and Learning Technologies, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1998
Drury University faculty member since 1999
Associate Professor since 2005