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Kam Williams

Graduate Student    
Education

B.S. Integrated Studies (Criminal Justice/Psychology), Dixie State University
M.A. Psychology (Juvenile Delinquency), Chicago School of Professional Psychology
M.S.W. (COPA/Military Social Work), University of Southern California

Specializations

Race and Urban

Biography

Kam is a United States military veteran that has been dedicated to serving youth, adults, and the veteran population for more than 10 years. She completed her B.S. in Integrated Studies (Criminal Justice and Psychology) at Dixie State University and continued her education at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, earning an M.A. in Psychology (Juvenile Delinquency). Understanding the complexity of the interactions between society and critical issues such as race in an urban context, Kam pursued an M.S.W. in Community Organization, Planning, and Administration, as well as Military Social Work at the University of Southern California. Kam continues to collaborate with community-based agencies in the non-profit sector, the government sector, and academia as a continuing student and professional.

Hailing from Compton, California, Kam has been honored with a Certificate of Recognition from the State of California for her work with the Save Black Boys program, recognized for her work with college-aged students, and identified as a leading professional assisting children with behavioral and mental health issues. Since her move to the Atlanta area, Kam has already placed her boots on the ground, assisting as a volunteer and supervisor for the Atlanta Point-in-Time Homeless Count and Atlanta Homeless Youth Count. She continues to add to sociological research by using her data collecting and analysis skill working on GSU collaborative projects such as the Federal Public Defender’s Program for the Northern District of Georgia- Habeas Unit, CDC Shigella Study, 2018 Opportunity Grant- Disspossessory in Semi-Rural Georgia and Center for Access to Justice- Courts in Crisis.

Her research interest includes historical content analysis, the social construction of race as it applies to the justice system, urban space, identity (amongst African descendants), gangs, mental health, and racial movements (historic and non-historic) through the country.