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Peter Williamson

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Peter Williamson

Associate Professor (Teaching)

Assistant: Elizabeth Chesler


Peter Williamson is an Associate Professor, Teaching, at Stanford University. He is the Faculty Director of the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) for Secondary Teachers. Before coming to Stanford, Peter was an associate professor at the University of San Francisco, were he co-founded the San Francisco Teacher Residency Program. He earned his doctorate at Stanford, and he studies urban education, English education, education with incarcerated youth, curriculum, and literacy. Peter began his career as a special education teacher working with students who were identified with emotional and behavioral challenges, and then later taught middle and high school English and journalism in the Bay Area’s urban schools.

Other Titles

Associate Professor (Teaching), Graduate School of Education

Program Affiliations

CTE: Literacy, Language, and English Education
CTE: Teacher Education

Research Interests

Collaborative Learning | Curriculum and Instruction | Diversity and Identity | Professional Development | Secondary Education | Social and Emotional Learning | Teachers and Teaching

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Recent Publications

Williamson, P., & George, M. A. (2017). Toward Clinically Rich English and Literacy Teacher Preparation: A Tale of Two Programs. Innovations in English Language Arts Teacher Education (pp. 185–202). Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Williamson, P., Apedoe, X., & Thomas, C. (2016). Context as Content in Urban Teacher Education: Learning to Teach in and for San Francisco. URBAN EDUCATION, 51(10), 1170–97.

Virmani, R., & Williamson, P. (2016). Lessons for Teacher Educators about Learning to Teach with Technology. Building Bridges (pp. 77–90). Springer.

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