Dr. Karen Williams
Dr. Karen Williams serves as Dean of the School of Nursing, Kinesiology, and Behavioral Science at Anderson University. She also continues clinical practice as an adult nurse practitioner at Madison County Community Health Clinic.
Professor Williams earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) as well as a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the Indiana University School of Nursing. She received an additional Master of Science in Nursing from Purdue University as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and is nationally certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (ANP-C). She also earned the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Purdue University School of Nursing.
Prior to being named dean, Dr. Williams served the Anderson University School of Nursing as associate professor. In addition, she has served as director of Health Services and the School of Practical Nursing for the Washington Township School Corporation in Indianapolis, Instructor for the School of Nursing at Ball State University, and director of Education for Community Hospital in Anderson.
Karen’s research interests focus on the barriers to care for the underinsured and the uninsured. Professor Williams lives in Anderson with her husband Jack and her Yorkie, Mr. Darcey. She enjoys spending time with her son Jesse and her daughter-in-law Holly. She enjoys gardening and reading.
Karen Williams has been at Anderson University since 2004.
Dean, School of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., Indiana University
DNP, M.S.N., ANP-C, R.N., Purdue University
Adult Nurse Practitioner