Audrey Williams


Audrey J Williams recently retired as the Vice President of Information Services and CIO at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee USA where she worked with faculty and staff on technology projects of all sizes. She has presented at local, state, national and international conferences on Web 2.0 tools in education, blogging, WebCT, Desire2Learn and faculty development/training. She served on the steering committees for FUSION 2010, FUSION 2011, FUSION 2012 and FUSION 2013 (FUSION is the Desire2Learn Users Conference) and the 2011 EDUCAUSE Southeast Regional Conference. She was super excited to be on the 2012 IT Issues Panel for EDUCAUSE. She is a Fellow in the EDUCAUSE/CLIR Leading Change Institute, Class of 2019.

Earlier in her Pellissippi State service, she was the Instructional Technology Specialist and then the Director of Educational Technology Services supporting such technologies as Brightspace (D2L) (course management system), Adobe Connect Pro and Zoom (synchronous meeting/teaching tool, Tandberg (two-way audio-videoconferencing system), Keywest Media Zone and Scala (digital signage system), Backbone Radio (webcast radio station) and more. Her most recent publication include an entry in Hacking the Academy, a book crowdsourced in one week and a chapter published in Plan to Learn: Case Studies in eLearning Project Management.

She brought WordPress to campus over ten years ago and that has grown into four different servers hosting thousands of personal, group and college blogs/sites. To keep her fingers in the technology pie, she was the administrator for all of the WordPress servers on campus.

Prior to Pellissippi State, she taught high school physics, mathematics and chemistry and worked in the science museum/informal science education field for nine years at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. When she wasn't making her hair stand on end with a Van de Graaf generator, she was writing exhibits, creating educational programs and developing special events like the Science Fiction Movie Festival and the Bubble Festival. From 1998-2004, she wrote and performed science experiment interstitial segments with Joe Cool on WBXX, Channel 20 in Knoxville, TN.

She also has been a radio DJ for WVKS in Sweetwater, Tennessee as well as on college radio during her undergraduate days at Tennessee Technological University. She is currently trying to up her game with HTML 5 and VR app development. When not in front of a screen, she is probably out with her spouse camping with their campervan, taking photos, bowling, geocaching, kayaking, biking on a rails to trail or continuing her quest in replicating the strawberry-spinach salad from her favorite local restaurant.

Complete resume at Linkedin: She was profiled on the Nerdy Chicks Rule blog in 2012 found at

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