Gwendolyn Renee Williams is a 1988 graduate of Savannah High School, a 1992 graduate of Savannah State (College) University, a 2005 graduate of Armstrong Atlantic State University, and a 2010 graduate of South University. On May 31st, 2022, Gwendolyn successfully defended her dissertation entitled “Understanding Supervisee Psychological Contract Fulfillment, Licensure Status, Years in the Filed, and Satisfaction with Supervision.” On June 30th, 2022, Gwendolyn earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Capella University. Dr. Williams is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She is a Military & Family Life Counselor and serves military families connected to the Ft. Stewart military base in Hinesville, Georgia. Dr. Williams is a member of the American Counseling Association, Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors, Chi Sigma Iota, National Society of Leadership and Success, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Dr. Williams was both licensed (1999) to preach the gospel and ordained (2000) to the work of the Gospel Ministry at New Salem Community Fellowship Church by her (then) Pastor, Nathaniel Small, Sr. Minister Gwen (as she is affectionately known in the ministry) has been a member of New Salem Community Fellowship Church since 1997. She continues to serve the ministry under the leadership of Bishop Nathaniel Small, Sr., and Pastors, Raymond and Clara Rouse. Whether within the professional setting, church walls, or beyond, Dr. Williams has been purposed to be a source of support and help to others. Her life vision is summed in the line of this familiar gospel hymn “If I can help somebody along the way, then my living shall not be in vain.”
Dr. Williams is the eldest daughter born to the late David U. Williams, Jr. and Debra Williams Duncan. She is the granddaughter of D. Ulysses Williams, Sr. and Nina Williams, Raymond Boston and Margaret Boston. Dr. Williams is the great-granddaughter of Samuel and Helen Tisdell Brown.