Faculty & Staff


Amanda Williams

Assistant Professor

Dr. Amanda Williams teaches communication theory, research methods, and media history in the School of Communication Studies. She has a Master's degree in Sociology from Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario) and a doctorate in Communication Studies from the University of Calgary.

Her previous and current research projects include topics such as the role of metaphor in broadband policy, Massive Open On-line Courses (MOOCs), discourses of sustainability and the Alberta Oil Sands, entrepreneurship, and student identity. She is a member of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Canada Team and a Research Fellow for The Center for Innovation Studies (THECIS). Her refereed publications have appeared in Journalism, the International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, the International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning and the Journal of Computer-Assisted Learning.

She has also worked as a policy analyst for the Government of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia. In addition, she was a visiting youth researcher for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) living in Bangkok, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.