The focus group brings together theater educators who are interested in how it serves liberal arts universities. TLA is the second largest focus group in ATHE.
Williams was re-elected into the position for a two-year term at the group’s annual meeting in August.
During her term, Williams will focus on researching the possibility of adding an online journal for scholarly articles pertaining to the teaching of theater in a liberal arts setting.
Williams, who joined the Lee faculty in 2007, has directed several student productions such as “The Chairs,” “The Trojan Women,” “An Ideal Husband,” “The Last Night of Ballyhoo,” “The Winter's Tale,” “My Fair Lady” and “Tartuffe.”
She has worked as a director, producer or designer on more than 20 college, church and community theatre productions, including “Little Women,” “The Bald Soprano,” “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Man of La Mancha.”
As an actor, she has performed in plays such as “How I Learned to Drive” at the Toledo Repertoire and as a voice actor for the Colla Marionette’s U.S. production of “Guerrino Detto il Meschino” at the Spoleto International Arts Festival.
Williams has published several articles and book reviews on Tudor theater history and other areas of theater in journals such as Shakespeare and renaissance selected papers, church history, Christianity and Theater and Quidditas, as well as presented papers at national and regional conferences.