Interim Zarrow Family Chair in Learning Enrichment
Dr. Kendra L. Williams-Diehm is an associate professor in the Special Education program in the Department of Educational Psychology and currently serves as the Interim Director for the Zarrow Center on Learning Enrichment. In 2016 she received the Brian E. and Sandra O’Brien Presidential Professorship. Her primary research interests include comprehensive transition services with a focus on self-determination and post-secondary outcomes for students with disabilities. A secondary research interest focuses on the role culture and family plays in both the education of and outcomes for students from diverse backgrounds. She has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters as well as having received funding support at the federal, state, and local level. Dr. Williams-Diehm is involved in teaching special education coursework at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Prior to coming to the University of Oklahoma, she was at the Beach Center on Disability at the University of Kansas where she conducted research looking at self-determination of students in secondary schools. She holds a doctorate degree in transition services and low-incidence disabilities from Texas A&M University.