An historian, an autodidact and a polyglot, Steven C. Williams is currently an academic technologist at the Dominguez Hills campus of the California State University system where he administers the campus learning management system. His position allows him to facilitate the integration of teaching and learning technologies with faculty, staff and students. His academic background combined with his autodidactic interests in the computational arts* has allowed him to develop a unique skillset among colleagues both inside and outside academia.
*i.e, he’s a longtime self-taught computer geek with server, coding and database experience
PhD in History, 1994
University of California, Los Angeles
BA in History, 1985
California State University, Fullerton
Hired as an emergency replacement for a part-time summer contract, the job morphed into a full management position of the campus Blackboard server. Eventually played key role developing the entire campus learning management infrastructure including:
“Prelude for Disaster: The Politics and Structures of Urban Hygiene in Rio de Janeiro, 1808-1860,” Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles, 1994.
“Leading the Cohort across the Divide: Recent Best Practices to Enhance Cohort Teaching and Learning,” in Crossing the Bridge of the Digital Divide A Walk with Global Leaders, ed. Anthony H. Normore and Antonia Issa Lahera (Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing, 2018).
“Nationalism and Public Health: The Convergence of Rockefeller Foundation Technique and Brazilian Federal Authority During the Time of Yellow Fever, 1925-1930,” in Missionaries of Science: The Rockefeller Foundation and Latin America, ed. Marcos Cueto (Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1994).
“The International Health Board and Changing Urban/Rural Relations in Brazil,” Research Reports for the Rockefeller Archive Center, Spring 1990.