Tara Williams Appointed Dean of the Honors College at the University of Alabama

Tara Williams was appointed dean of the Honors College at the University of Alabama. She will begin her new duties on March 1.

Currently, Dr. Williams is a professor of English and associate dean who oversees the honors curriculum at Oregon State University. She joined the faculty at Oregon State in 2004. Dr. Williams is the author of Middle English Marvels: Magic, Spectacle, and Morality in the Fourteenth Century (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2018).

“I was drawn to the UA Honors College’s strong commitments to civic engagement and transformative educational experiences,” Professor Williams said. “I look forward to working with all of the members of the Honors community and partners across campus as we build on those strengths and continue to expand the high-impact opportunities available to students.”

Williams grew up in Florida, earning her bachelor’s degree in English, with a classical studies minor, from the University of Florida. She earned her master’s and doctoral degrees from Rutgers University in New Jersey.

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