Texas Tech University

Amanda Williams, Ed.D.

Graduate Instructor
Educational Psychology and Leadership

Email: a.williams@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-834-0247

Office: Education 320


Dr. Williams attended Texas Tech University, earning three degrees in seven years, and began teaching in the College of Education in 2001. Her research interests center on issues that benefit students, such as statistics anxiety and student concerns in online learning, and how these translate into more effective learning in the classroom.

Amanda Williams


  • Ed. D. Educational Psychology; Texas Tech University; Lubbock, TX; December 2000
    • Dissertation: Demandingness and Responsiveness of Advisors as Determinants of Graduate Students’ Experience
    • Committee:  William Lan, Chair; Hansel Burley, Mary Tallent-Runnels
  • M. Ed. Educational Psychology; Texas Tech University; Lubbock, TX; December 1998
  • B. S. Human Development & Family Studies; Texas Tech University; Lubbock, TX; December 1996

Areas of Expertise

  • Statistics anxiety
  • Quantitative research methods and data analysis
  • Psychometrics and instrument development
  • Applied educational psychology

Selected Publications

Williams, A.S. (2015). Statistics anxiety and worry: The role of worry beliefs, negative problem orientation, and cognitive avoidance. Statistics Education Research Journal.

Williams, A.S. (2014). An exploration of preference for numerical information in relation to math self-concept and statistics anxiety in a graduate statistics course. Journal of Statistics Education.

Williams, A.S. (2013). Worry, intolerance of uncertainty, and statistics anxiety. Statistics Education Research Journal. http://iase-web.org/documents/SERJ/SERJ12(1)_Williams.pdf

Williams, A.S. (2012).  Online homework vs. traditional homework: Statistics anxiety and self-efficacy in an educational statistics course.  Technology Innovations in Statistics Education. http://escholarship.org/uc/item/32j2998k

Williams, A.S. (2010).  Statistics anxiety and instructor immediacy.  Journal of Statistics Education 18 (2). www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v18n2/williams.pdf