Audrey 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.
More recently, she has been selected as a 2019 Fellow in the EDUCAUSE/CLIR Leading Change Institute.
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 is currently trying to up her tech game with understanding virtualization, HTML 5, and VR/AR app development. For those non-technical moments, she enjoys travel, geocaching, biking on rails to trails sites, bowling (silver medalist in the state senior olympics in 2017!) and replicating the strawberry-spinach salad from her favorite local restaurant. She blogs (infrequently these days) about these personal thoughts and projects at techy-feely.net. Audrey and her wife, Karen, share their home with two dogs and two cats who are all shelter rescues. Everyone seems to coexist pretty well with each other (most days!)
Complete resume at LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ajwms
She was profiled on the Nerdy Chicks Rule blog in 2012.