Dr. Johannah B. Williams has been named Associate Vice President of STEM and Workforce Programs at Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK).
Williams will oversee the development of engaging workforce- and STEM-related programming for PTK members. Nearly 20 percent of members are STEM majors, and approximately 29 percent of members plan to enter directly into the workforce upon completing their degree or certificate program.
Williams previously worked at Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus, where she was a computer science instructor and a leadership instructor. She was chair of the Chemistry, Physics, and Computer Science Department, as well as District Curriculum Coordinator for Chemistry, Physics, and Computer Science.
She was an award-winning PTK advisor to the Gamma Lambda Chapter at Hinds for 10 years and has served in various leadership roles within the organization.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the staff of such an impactful organization,” she said. “I’ve seen many students benefit from membership, and I myself have grown tremendously through my service with the organization.
“I’m eager to lead Phi Theta Kappa in the expansion of programs and benefits aimed at our STEM and workforce-bound members.”
A native of Oxford, Williams received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from the University of Mississippi and Alcorn State University, respectively. She also holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration with an emphasis in community college leadership from the University of Southern Mississippi.