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Department of Career and Technology Education

Grinstead 120
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4452
Dr. Odin Jurkowski, Chair


Dr. Ruthann Williams

Williams, Ruthann , Asst Professor of CTEAssistant Professor
Business Teacher Education Program Coordinator

Office: Grinstead 221
Phone: 660-543-4452


Ed.D., University of Missouri-Columbia

M.S.E., University of Central Missouri

B.S.E., Missouri Western State College


Classes Regularly Taught

  • Office Technology & Software Applications
  • Business Education Methods of Teaching
  • Curriculum Development
  • Managing Classroom Technologies


Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor/Instructor University of Central Missouri, 1990-present
  • High School Business Education, Technology Coordinator, A+ School Grant Coordinator
  • Hotel/Restaurant Management/Auditor
  • City Clerk


Research Areas

  • Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
  • Information Management in General Education
  • Teacher Certification and Accreditation


Areas of Expertise

  • Quality Matters Online Course Development
  • Internet and Computing Core Certification
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Certification


Professional Membership

  • National Business Education Association (NBEA)
  • Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE)
  • Missouri Business Education Association (MBEA/MoACTE)
  • West Central MBEA
  • National Association for Business Teacher Education (NABTE)
  • Delta Pi Epsilon (DPE) professional association


  • Who's Who in Missouri Business Education
  • Missouri Business Education Association (MBEA) State Officer


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 ~Amelia Rossi, age 105, as quoted in Guideposts~