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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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