Dr. Julie Ann Stuart Williams


Dr. Julie Ann Stuart Williams, a Professor in the Department of Management/MIS, has a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech.

Williams has conducted research on recycling, open-access scheduling systems and ways to assess and improve student learning.

She wrote a chapter, “Clean Manufacturing,” for The Handbook of Industrial Engineering, Technology and Management, and she co-authored a chapter on “Real Options Design for Sustainable Product Quality Management” for another book.

Her research includes studies of bulk recycling, “reverse production” and electronics recycling, all key issues for an economy seeking to reduce costs and raise environmental quality.

Williams also has studied ways students learn – through memorandums, essays, word problems, and progressive quizzes – and serves on the editorial board of INFORMS Transactions on Education.  She was awarded a UWF Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award in 2017.

Her research has been published in Operations Research, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Journal of Education for BusinessEnvironmental Science and Technology, Journal of Rehabilitation Administration, and elsewhere.

Williams, who is a licensed professional engineer, taught at Ohio State University and Purdue University before joining UWF in 2005.

She has worked with large corporations, including AT&T Bell Laboratories, General Motors Research & Development Center and Caterpillar Logistics as well as leading Pensacola institutions such as Sacred Heart Health System, Baptist Health Care and West Florida Healthcare.