Anne Williford

Associate Professor
PhD Program Director
Primary office:
785-864-8969
Twente Hall
Room 305


Dr. Williford received her doctorate in Social Work from the University of Denver. Her research interests include understanding characteristics associated with bullying and peer victimization among children and adolescents, and identifying strategies to prevent such behaviors in school settings. Her dissertation research focused on identifying correlates of physical and relational aggression and victimization among girls in middle school. Dr. Williford received her MSSW from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000 and worked as a clinical and community level social worker with diverse populations, including children and adults with developmental disabilities, adults with mental illness and chemical dependency, and children and youth participating in primary prevention programs. Her teaching interests include community and organizational practice, advanced advocacy practice, social work practice with aggressive and anti-social youth, and research methods.

Teaching Interests

  • Community and organizational practice
  • Advanced advocacy practice
  • Research Methods
  • Social work practice with aggressive and anti-social youth

Research Interests

  • Bullying
  • Peer victimization
  • School-based prevention
  • Minority adolescents
  • Adolescent girls

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