- Additional Positions at AU
- Assistant Professor
- PhD, MS, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, BS, Psychology, Temple University
- Languages Spoken
- English, Spanish, French
- Book Currently Reading
- Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi
Dr. Wanda Wigfall-Williams has negotiated with terrorists, and facilitated dialogues with paramilitary groups. She has developed counter-trafficking campaigns in Eastern Europe, Asia, and West Africa.
She has taught graduate-level course at George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, and at Columbia College. Dr. Wigfall-Williams' academic interest areas are intercultural and international communication, identity issues related to race, ethnicity, and gender; and conflict analysis, management, and reconciliation strategies. She also has lectured at the University of Ulster and Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
As the first American named a Tip O’Neill Peace Fellow, Dr. Wigfall-Williams conducted extensive field research examining identity negotiation strategies within the context of mixed-tradition marriages in Northern Ireland's divided society. She has extensive experience in program planning, implementation and evaluation for public and private sector organizations such as the United States Agency for International Development, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Center for Substance Abuse and Prevention.
Dr. Wigfall-Williams is currently working on counter-trafficking education strategies, and exploring how diasporic and religious allegiances impact the conflict dynamics in divided societies.