Pat Stephens Williams, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Communications, Education, Interpretation
Doctor of Philosophy, 2002, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill.
Master of Science, 1999, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill.
Master of Arts, 1992, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill.
Bachelor of Arts, 1990, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill.
PROFESSIONAL, TEACHING, AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, Stephen F. Austin State University
4/2012 - present: Associate Professor of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and Forest Recreation
8/2006 - 4/2012: Assistant Professor of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and Forest Recreation
8/2004 - 8/2006: Visiting Assistant Professor
1998 - Present: Natural Resource Consultant and Public Information Specialist
School of Forest Resources, University of Arkansas - Monticello
6/2001 - 8/2004: Assistant Professor of Human Dimensions and Forest Recreation
College of Technical Careers–Applied Sciences and Arts, Southern Illinois University
5/1999 - 8/2001:Visiting Assistant Professor
8/1989 - 1/1996: Graduate Teaching Assistant
Department of Forestry, Southern Illinois University
1997 – 2000: Visiting Lecturer and Adjunct
PUBLICATIONS (LAST FIVE YEARS)
Welch, A. Stephens Williams, P.S., Darville, R. McBroom, M., and Smartt, P. (2015). “Exploratory Research on
Changing Times Affecting Human Resource Management and Perceptions of Professional Norms of Park Rangers in Tennessee,” Journal of Park and Recreation Management, Spring.
Williams, Pat Stephens, Steven Bullard, Ray Darville, Theresa Coble, Dean Coble, Laurie Rogers. “Producing ‘Society-Ready’ Foresters: A Research-based Process to Revise the Bachelor of Science in Forestry Curriculum at Stephen F. Austin State University, Journal of Forestry. June, 2014.
Stephens Williams, P.S., Darville, R.., Keul, A., Legg, M., Garner, N., Comer, C. (2011). Stakeholders’ attitudes toward Black Bear in East Texas. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 16, 414-424.
Clark, C., Stephens Williams, P.S., Legg, M., Darville, R. (2011). Visitor responses to interpretation at historic Kingsley Plantation. Journal of Interpretation Research, Volume 16, no. 2, 23-33.
McCarthy, C., Stephens Williams, P.S., Legg, M., Darville, R. (in press). Barriers to School Participation in Curriculum-Based Interpretative Programs. Journal of Interpretation Research.
PAPERS, TECHNICAL REPORTS, AND TECHNICAL GUIDES
Peterson, C., Stephens Williams, P., Darville, R., Comer, C., Legg, M.(2011) Stakeholders’ attitudes toward Black Bear in occupied range in Louisiana (pp.62). Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (Internal Report).
Stephens Williams, P., Darville, R., Legg, M. (2011). Grand Teton Colter Bay parking use Counts (pp. 6). Moose, WY: Grand Teton Association and National Park Service (Internal Report).
Stephens Williams, P., Darville, R., Legg, M. (2011). Grand Teton National Park focused visitor survey, final report (pp. 46). Moose, WY: Grand Teton Association and National Park Service (Internal Report).
TEACHING EXPERIENCE AT STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY
FOR 251: Introduction to Recreation and Human Dimensions
FOR 351: Introduction to Wildland Administration
FOR 452/252: Environmental Interpretation Methods
FOR 335 Non-Timber Resources Management (Field Station)
FOR 542 Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
FOR 568 Interpretive Writing
FOR 571 Curriculum-Based Interpretive Programs
FOR 572 Interpretive Planning
FOR 573 Interpretive Leadership
FOR 574 Advanced Interpretive Media and Graphics
FOR 575 Advanced Technical Writing and Technology Transfer for Natural Resource Professionals – Special Topics
FOR 578 Cultural and Heritage Interpretation
FOR 579 Philosophies and Polices of Resource Interpretation
FOR 580 Advanced Professional Interpretation
COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY SERVICE
Center for Regional Heritage Research, Liaison (September 2009-Present)
SAF Student Organization Co-Advisor (August 2009–Present)
Sustainability Committee-Civic Engagement-American Democracy Project, Liaison (August 2009-Present)
American Democracy Project-Yellowstone, Member (June 2008-Present)
NAI Student Organization, Co-Advisor August (2006-Present)
Graduate Program Assessment-Forestry, Coordinator (2008-Present)
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Member (August 2008-Present)
University Assessment for College of Forestry and Ag, Coordinator (August 2008-Present)
Graduate Council, Member (January 2008-Present)
Web Committee, Member August (2006-Present)