Terri Williams


Office Phone: 724-847-6892

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Professor of Psychology
  • Family Systems and Relations; Human Development

Degrees Received

  • Ph.D. in Family Ecology, 1985, Michigan State University
  • M.A. in Family Studies, 1982, Michigan State University
  • B.A. in Sociology/Christian Education, 1980, Anderson University

Courses Taught

  • The Family System in Context
  • Life Span Development
  • Child Development
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Adulthood and Aging
  • Personality
  • Statistics
  • Research Methods
  • Tests and Measures
  • Human Development
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Problems
  • Devaint Behavior
  • Group and Family Dynamic


  • Over 100 presentations on topics including: human development, parenting, marriage, family relations, and related topics from a Christian perspective 1986-present
  • Putting Love to Work in Marriage, Herald Press, 1988
  •  “Is It Time to See a Counselor?”, Coveneter Witness, 1989
  •  “Family Life Events, Perceived Stress, and Utilized Social Support: An Examination of Sex Differences”, Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Michigan State University, 1985
  • Unpublished Student Workbook for the College Core Course, “The Family in Its Near Environment”, 1984
  • Geneva College Alumni Project, Sociological study of  the impact of a Christian education, 1990

Awards and Distinctions Received

  • Omicron Nu Honor Society, Michigan State University, 1982
  • Alpha Chi Honor Society, Anderson University, 1978 

Affiliations, e.g., membership in professional organizations, etc.

  • National Council of Family Relations
  • Pennsylvania Council of Family Relations
  • American Psychological Association
  • CAPS - Christian Association for Psychological Studies 


  • School Director, Beaver Area School District. 2002- Present. Board President 2011-2012, 2014-2016; Vice President 2010-2011; 2012-2013


  • Adult Sunday School Teacher 1986- present
  • High School Sunday School Teacher – 1998-present:
    Class topics have included: Prayer, Theology, Anxiety, Heaven, The Cross of Christ, The Kingship of Christ, How to Read the Bible,  Books of the Bible (Mark, Luke, Romans, Acts, I and II Corinthians, Song of Solomon)
  • Retreat Speaker
  • High School Youth Leader 2009-present
  • High School Youth Leadership Team Coordinator
  • High School Youth Mentor


  • Tennis and Golf. Summer tennis instructor for children and adults of all ages including summer for high schoolers -2003-present