Deborah Williams

Adjunct Faculty
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Deborah Williams is currently an associate professor for environmental science and biology at Johnson County Community College, a position she's held since 2005. At JCCC, she's received several honors, including the 2014 and 2011 Distinguished Service Award, the 2014 and 2010 College Scholar Award, the 2014 Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education (KACEE) Excellence in Conservation and Environmental Education Award, the 2013 League for Innovation in the Community College Excellence Award, the 2010 Burlington Northern Santa Fe Faculty Achievement and Service Award, and the 2009 NISOD Excellence in Teaching Award. She graduated from KU Law in 2004 with a certificate in natural resources and environmental law, as well as a certificate in tribal law.

Courses Taught:
  • Law and Bioethics
  • ​Health Law and Policy
  • Public Health Law



J.D. Kansas, 2004; M.A., Philosophy, Kansas, 2015; M.S., Curriculum and Instruction, Kansas State, 2012; M.A., Biology, Kansas, 2003; M.S., Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Kansas State, 1997; B.S., Animal Science, Kansas State, 1994; B.S., Biology, Kansas State, 1991.

Career History

Adjunct lecturer, Washburn University, 2004-2010; Adjunct professor of law, Washburn University, since 2005; Associate professor, Johnson County Community College, since 2005; Lecturer, University of Kansas School of Law, since 2010.

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