Posted March 28, 2012

Faculty Focus: Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon

In the latest installment of the faculty profile series, Associate Professor of Urban Theater and Community Engagement Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon discusses her love of playwrighting and spoken word performance and her joy in helping students discover their potential and realize their educational goals.

A Temple graduate, Williams-Witherspoon says she is proud to be able to further the mission of an institution that is committed to improving the lives of so many in the Greater Philadelphia community.

"We are indeed the acres of diamonds as Conwell has envisioned, and I get a chance to help mine some of those diamonds, to help mold young minds and to prepare them improve the world."

In addition to her role in the School of Communications and Theater, Williams-Witherspoon also serves as co-chair of the Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Faculty of Color and a member of the Academic Center on Research on Diversity (ACCORD).