Williams III, John individual record
Assistant Professor


John A. Williams III, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Multicultural Education at Texas A&M University at College Station, in the department of Teaching, Learning and Culture. His research focuses on developing and replicating best practices, policies, and personnel to dismantle inequitable discipline outcomes for Black students in K-12 school environments. Additionally, his research investigates how to prepare and support culturally inclusive teachers through the adaptation of multiculturalist frameworks. Dr. Williams has spent time working with teachers, school district administration, juvenile justice practitioners and community members across the country, to de-silo how we support Black children as critically conscious learners. Dr. Williams has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Negro Education, Teacher and Teacher Education, Urban Education Research and Policy Annuals, Multicultural Perspectives, and the Journal of Urban Education.

selected publications
Academic Articles13
  • Williams, J. A., James, M., Beltrn, A., Young, J., Neshyba, M. V., & Ogletree, Q. (2022). Employing the Urban Education Typology Through a Critical Race Spatial Analysis.. Urban Rev. 54(3), 450-480.
    doi badge pubmed badge
  • James, M. C., Williams, J. A., Daz Beltrn, A. C., Vsquez Neshyba, M., Ogletree, Q., & Young, J (2021). The Equity Paradox Typology: An Application of Critical Race Methodology to Redress Racial Harm Against Faculty of Color. Qualitative Inquiry. 27(10), 1221-1232.
    doi badge
  • Cash, A. H., Williams III, J. A., & Hart, L. C (2020). University-district partnerships to improve field experiences: Associations with candidate perceptions and performance. Teaching and Teacher Education. 94, 103122-103122.
    doi badge
  • Lee, S. J., York, P. M., Williams, J. A., Richardson, S. C., Davis, A. W., Williams, B. K., & Lewis, C. W. (2020). Teachers Psychological Distress in North Carolina: An Analysis of Urban versus Non-Urban School Districts. Urban Education. 004208592094895-004208592094895.
    doi badge
  • Williams, J. A., Lewis, C., Starker Glass, T., Butler, B. R., & Hoon Lim, J. (2020). The Discipline Gatekeeper: Assistant Principals Experiences With Managing School Discipline in Urban Middle Schools. Urban Education.
    doi badge
  • John Williams, .., Amber C. Bryant, .., & Chance W. Lewis. (2018). Education, Economics & Segregation in Baton Rouge. Fasching-Varner, K. J., Tobin, K. J., & Lentz, S. M. (Eds.), #BRokenPromises, Black Deaths, & Blue Ribbons. 111-115. BRILL.
    doi badge
First Name
Last Name
Williams III