Delories Williams, MSW

BSW Program Coordinator & Instructor

     

 

 

 

Who Am I?

Personally…..

I am Delories Williams, daughter of Jane and Willie Morganfield. I was born in Memphis, TN, lived in several places, but grew up in Clarksdale, Ms. I currently reside in Hattiesburg, MS. I am the mother of 4 children and Nana to 2 grandchildren. I graduated with my BSW from Jackson State University and my MSW from The University of Southern Mississippi. I believe my purpose in life can be best described by a quote from Mahatma Gandhi, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

Professionally……   

Some of my past employers include: Our House Runaway Shelter and the Hattiesburg Public School District. In 1996, I had the opportunity to be an adjunct instructor in the School of Social Work at USM under the leadership of Dr. Earlie Washington, Director. That position led to a visiting instructor’s position. Currently, I am the BSW Coordinator.

In addition to my teaching responsibilities, I am faculty advisor to the BSW undergraduate club and I participate on several school committees. Also, I am a member of several community boards including the PRVO Health Advisory Board, the Salvation Army Advisory Board and  Breakthrough Community Services Inc. My philosophy as an instructor can be best summarized by the following quote: “He who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” ~ Anonymous