Audrey standing in a hallway wearing a Yoda backpackAudrey J Williams is the Vice President of Information Services and CIO at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee USA where she works with faculty and staff on technology projects of all sizes and serves as the administrator of several installations of WordPress including Pellissippi State Blogs.

Her most recent publication was an entry in Hacking the Academy, a book crowdsourced in one week. She also has a chapter published in Plan to Learn: Case Studies in eLearning Project Management.

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, Desire2Learn’s Users Conference and the 2011 EDUCAUSE Southeast Regional Conference. In 2009, Audrey was in the inaugural class of the Instructional Technology Council (ITC) Leadership Academy and participated in the Hawkins Leadership Roundtable at EDUCAUSE 2015.

Earlier in her Pellissippi State service, she was the Instructional Technology Specialist and then the Director of Educational Technology Services supporting such technologies as Desire2Learn (course management system), Adobe Connect Pro (synchronous meeting/teaching tool, Tandberg [now Cisco] (two-way audio-videoconferencing system), Keywest Media Zone (signage system), Backbone Radio (webcast radio station) and more.

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. She also lead the museum into the information age by procuring their domain name, designing and installing their network, email server, web server and first web pages. 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 college radio during her undergraduate days at Tennessee Technological University.

She is currently trying to up her game with understanding virtualization, CSS, HTML 5, mobile app development and replicating the strawberry-spinach salad from her favorite local restaurant.

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She was profiled on the Nerdy Chicks Rule blog in 2012.

INFP – “Questor”. High capacity for caring. Emotional face to the world. High sense of honor derived from internal values. 4.4% of total population.

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  • 2018

    Hello world!

    Welcome! I’m re-building my site these days. So, stay tuned!!

  • 2014

    My Badges and MOOC Certificates.

    Badging is growing. I think it will take time to catch on, if ever, in higher education. However, for professional development, I find it a very attractive way to demonstrate continued learning and skill development. Here are the badges I have earned thus far via the Mozilla Open Badge project. (via Mozilla Backpack) (Updated: January […]

  • 2009

    The “Central” Place

    I don’t plan on using this site for a lot of content creation but mostly as a gathering place to republish what I am doing elsewhere on “teh interwebs“.  So, look around and see what you will find…photos I post, links I save, tweets I send, other blogs where I write and so on. Have […]