Elizabeth Williams is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies. Her research focuses on identification and leadership in a variety of organizational contexts, including distributed teams, multi-team systems, organizations experiencing change and health organizations.
Williams was awarded the Bruce Kendall Award for Excellence in Teaching at Purdue University in 2010 and the International Communication Association (ICA) W. Charles Redding Dissertation Award in 2012.
Williams received her B.A. in organizational communication and business administration from Alma College in 2001. She then studied organizational communication at Purdue University, earning her M.A. in 2007 and her Ph.D. in 2011. Williams is a member of several professional associations, including the ICA, the National Communication Association, and the Central States Communication Association.