Dr. Desha Williams

Dr. Desha Williams

Assistant professor of math education at KSU’s Bagwell College, Desha Williams is passionate…

Georgia (Aug 23, 2010) — Assistant professor of math education at KSU’s Bagwell College, Desha Williams is passionate about helping ALL students learn and succeed in higher mathematics. Now, through a $900,000 Noyce Scholarship from the National Science Foundation, Williams manages the Increasing Mathematics Teachers for ALL Students (IMTAS) project.

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Designed to attract professionals who work in math and science fields, the IMTAS project works to train and prepare students for a career in teaching, working with culturally diverse students.

Through Noyce, students who receive scholarships of up to $20,000 are required to work in a Georgia high-needs school for at least two years after completing a Master of Arts in Teaching degree.

In addition to her work with the IMTAS project, Williams teaches math education in the Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education at the Bagwell College and is the middle grades liaison for a $9 million dollar initiative supporting urban education. 

For more information on the Noyce Scholarship, please visit: http://www.ganoycescholars.org


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