Faculty & Staff SpotlightKeith Williams

Keith Williams

Department of Art Chairperson
Professor of Art and Art History

Keith Williams has been working in ceramics since 1973 and has been teaching ceramics, drawing and art history at the university level since 1989. His passion for art and for quality teaching has led him to do workshops across the United States, to jury ceramic exhibition and to exhibit his own work.

Williams has attended ceramics conferences put on by the National Council on Education (NCECA) for the Ceramic Arts each year since 1988 and served on its Board the in the mid-2000s. He is now serving in the 6-year presidential cycle of the 5,000 member NCECA.

He also maintains interests in current political affairs, science, drawing, singing, playing jazz clarinet and saxophone. He also golfs.


  • M.F.A., University of Iowa (1989)
  • M.A., University of Iowa (1988)
  • B.S., Art Education, University of Wisconsin (1981)