Helen R. Stiff-Williams, Ed.D..

ASCD PresentationASCD Presentation – March 16, 2013, Chicago, IL
“Bullying Prevention and Discipline:  Teaching Empathy and Transforming School Culture”

Presented by:
Helen R. Stiff-Williams, Ed. D., Professor and Chair, Character Education, School of Education, Regent University

Kalyn Mace-Guilloux, Ph.D. Candidate, Doctoral Program, School of Education, Regent University

Presentation topics include effects of bullying, eliminating bullying, teaching empathy, discipline changes, and transforming school culture. Click here to view full presentation.

Presentation citation:
Stiff-Williams, H. R. & Mace-Guilloux, K. (March 16, 2013). “Bullying Prevention and Discipline: Teaching Empathy and Transforming School Culture.” ASCD 68th Annual Conference. Chicago, IL.

Secret Kingdom Book CoverDr. Stiff-Williams is among ten professors from Regent University who collaborated on The Secret Kingdom for Educators. This book will help educators tap into the kingdom of God as they go about their day-to-day activities as teachers and leaders in public, private, or home-school settings. Learn more>>

Dr. Helen R. Stiff-Williams, a professor in the School of Education at Regent University, teaches in and provides coordination for the Character Education concentration area in the Ed.D. Program. Her areas of expertise include: Character Education, standards-based education, school improvement for low-achieving students and low-performing schools, and K-12 educational policy. Helen is engaged in research and writing projects on effective urban schools, closing achievement gaps, and her biggest project involving the examination of the impact character education on student performance. Helen, in concert with two Regent colleagues, co-edited the book, Closing the African-American Achievement Gap in Higher Education that is being published by Teachers College Press, to be available during late 2007.

As for past professional experiences, Helen served as chairman of the Department of Education at Hampton University, a division chief in the Virginia Department of Education, an assistant superintendent for instruction, and school leader at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Helen earned her doctoral degree from the University of Virginia.

Helen’s professional activities involve presenting annually at the ASCD Conference, the National Youth At-Risk Conference, the Character Education Partnership Forum, the Alternatives for Expulsion and Dropping Out Conference, and the National Staff Development Council Conference. Helen also presents at the ATE, AACTE, and the AERA Conferences to support developments in higher education.

Helen is a member of several national committees and boards for Character Education. For her service, Helen was awarded the 2006 Russell Hill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Character Education, provided by the National Learning for Life Program of the Boy Scouts of America. Because of her work in character education, Helen has a three-year appointment to the Center Resource Group for Character Education for the United States Department of Education. As a national consultant, Helen delivers professional development training on “Putting Character Education into Schools to Improve Student Performance.” View Dr. Stiff-Williams' vita>>

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