Beverly Army Williams


Beverly Army Williams teaches composition and upper-level writing courses.  Her themed composition courses draw on her interests in oral history and place. Beverly’s creative work and research, a novel and a collection of oral histories, both draw on the Connecticut Tobacco Valley’s shade tobacco farms and workers. Beverly’s non-fiction publications focus on her interest in fiber arts. In her spare time, Beverly enjoys cross-country skiing, biking, weaving, and knitting.



  • M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Fiction), University of New Mexico
  • M.A. in English Literature, Mercy College
  • B.A. in English, Mercy College


Courses Taught:

  • English 101:  English Composition I
  • English 102:  English Composition II
  • English 102:  Themed English Composition II:  War:  What Is It Good For?
  • English 102:  Themed English Composition II: Wild West
  • English 102:  Themed English Composition II: TEXTiles
  • English 331: Special Topics in Writing: Grant Writing
  • English 392:  Business and Technical Writing


Professional Activities:

  • Writing Committee
  • Judge for Composition Committee
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant, “Project Connection: Linking First-Year Composition Outcomes to Writing Across the Curriculum,” Westfield State University
  • Presenter at Conference on College Composition and Communication (4Cs). Atlanta, GA. April 2011 and Chicago, IL. March 2006.
  • Presenter at The Net Generation: Who are They and How do we Engage Them Conference. Westfield, MA. April 2011. 
  • Presenter at Southwest Symposium. University of New Mexico,  Albuquerque, NM.  February 2006
  • Presenter at Word, Image, Text Conference. Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY.  November 2004.