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Wendy Williams is as an Associate Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies at Berea College. She received her PhD in Social Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2005. She previously was an Associate Professor and Director of Women’s Studies at Marshall University.

 Her teaching and research interests focus on stigma and prejudice, specifically around issues of social class, including documenting the lived experiences of low-income and working-class Americans, as well as examining the personal and political consequences of how low-income people are perceived. She regularly teaches courses both in the core of the psychology major (e.g., Introduction to Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, Social Psychology) and in her areas of research interest (e.g., Psychology of Women & Gender, Psychology of Poverty & Social Class).

 She has served SPSSI throughout her career as both a graduate student and faculty member: as the Chair of the Graduate Student Committee, a member of the Junior Scholars Taskforce, Chair of the Clara Mayo Grants Committee, Book Review Editor for Analyses of Social Issues (ASAP), member of both the Journal of Social Issues (JSI) and ASAP Editorial Boards, and as SPSSI’s Representative to the APA Council of Representatives. She is currently a member of the APA Committee on Socioeconomic Status, and serves as the Chair of her college’s IRB.