UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Williams, Earlanda L.

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Cellular & Structural Biology
(210) 567-3926

Dr. Williams has been a faculty member at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio since July 2009 after obtaining a Ph.D. in the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology at UTHSCSA. Her teaching responsibilities include course directorships for Dental Gross Anatomy (CSBL 5016)and Anatomy II (CSBL 8010) for first-year dental and third-year physical therapy students, respectively. She is also a co-director for the newly implemented Interprofessional Anatomy course (CSBL 5022) for occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, biomedical engineering and graduate students. Most recently, she designed and directed a Dental Gross Anatomy Teaching Elective (SELC 7133) available to selected upper division dental students with an interest in teaching. Her current interests include anatomy education and the development of innovative techniques for teaching the anatomical sciences. Thus, Dr. Williams currently serves as a representative on several committees within the Health Science Center and nationally that focus on basic anatomical science education. During the past 5 years, she has completed several hours of continuing education credits sponsored by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). Dr. Williams has also represented the UT Health Science Center nationally as an active member of the Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education, as an elected member of the American Association of Anatomist Advisory Committee for Young Anatomists and most recently she was appointed as an Anatomical Sciences section member on the National Board Dental Test Construction Committee in January 2016. To her credit, Dr. Williams has fulfilled a contract with F.A. Davis publishing for ancilliary materials for a dental hygiene text book and is currently in the process of designing anatomy educational software for use in specific anatomy courses taught at UTHSCSA.

7/2015 - Present Assistant Director-Human Anatomy Program UT Health Science Center San Antonio, Cellular & Structural Biology, San Antonio, TX
10/2014 - Present Lecturer III University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Cellular & Structural Biology, San Antonio, TX