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Ann H. Williams
President
Field Studies Coordinator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Ann Williams is field studies coordinator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Human Studies Division in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. A 31-year member of Sigma Xi, Williams has served as a chapter officer, on the Society’s board of directors and on Sigma Xi’s administrative staff as director of chapter programs. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, she has a Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in biological sciences from Duke University and a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her doctoral research involved an experimental study of a coral reef community in Jamaica, for which she received two Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research. After teaching at Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College) in Memphis, Tennessee, she became head of Auburn University’s marine biology program and served as secretary of the Alabama Academy of Science. In 1990, she and her husband returned to North Carolina, where she joined the staff of Sigma Xi in Research Triangle Park. A past president of the N.C. Academy of Sciences, Williams got back into active research in 1999 when she became project director for the Carolina Mammography Registry at UNC-Chapel Hill. She assumed her current position with the EPA in 2002.

 

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