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Faculty Directory » Mark E. Williams

Behavioral Sciences

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2020
By appointment. Contact Dr. Williams.

Office Information:

Room Number: McKay 216
Phone: 978.665.3968

Courses Taught:

Introduction to Human Services (HMSV 1100)
Human Services Practice with Older Adults (HMSV 2002)
Interviewing Techniques (HMSV 2500)
Group Work (HMSV 2900)
Addictive Behaviors (HMSV 2950)
Assessment and Intervention (HMSV 3600)
Professional Issues in Human Services (HMSV 3700)


Ph.D., University of Washington (Social Welfare)
M.S.W., University of Washington (Social Work)
M.Div., Vanderbilt University (Theology and Pastoral Care)
B.A., Kentucky Wesleyan College (History and Religion/Philosophy)

Research Interests:

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health and human services
Grief & Loss
Religious and Spiritual Assessment

Representative Publications:

Burgamy, S. et al. (2019). "Clinician's Digest." Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity6(3), pp. 392-395.

Caramiello, S.R. et al. (2019). "Clinician’s digest." Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 6(1), pp. 121-125.

Fredriksen-Goldsen, K.I. & Williams, M.E. (2014). "Same-sex partnerships and the health of older adults." Journal of Community Psychology, 42(5), pp. 558-570. doi: 10.1002/jcop.21637

Martell, C.R. & Williams, M.E. (2019). "The social context of clinical practice with sexual minority clients: Commentary on the special issue." Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 26(2), pp. 300-306. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2018.12.001

Martell, C.R. et al. (2011). "Same-sex relationships and dissolution: The connection between heteronormativity and homonormativity." Family Relations, 60(5), pp. 562-571. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3729.2011.00669.x

Smolak, A. & Williams, M. (2007). "Integrating faith matters in social work education." Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 26(3), pp. 25-44. doi: 10.1300/J377v26n03_02

Professional Affiliations:

GSA - Gerontological Society of America
NASW - National Association of Social Workers
CSWE - Council for Social Work Education​
NEOHS - New England Organization for Human Services