Debra P. Williamson

  Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Education and Athletic Training
Station 11
Bibb Graves 217E
(205) 652-3507
  • Ed.D. - University of Houston
  • M.S. - Louisiana Tech University
  • B.S. - Louisiana Teach University
Professional Biography:

Debbie Williamson is in her first year as an Assistant Professor for Physical Education after serving as a Teaching Assistant Professor and Coaching Minor Coordinator in the Physical Education Department at North Carolina State University since 2004. Before joining the faculty at NC State University, she served as an adjunct faculty member in physical education at Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC and Kingwood College, Kingwood, Texas.
Prior to her career in higher education, Debbie spent four years as a member of the Louisiana Tech University women’s basketball team that competed in four final fours and won two national championships. Following her playing days, Debbie spent one year as an assistant basketball coach at Southeastern Louisiana University, four years in the same role at Georgia Southern University and 2 years in athletic administration at Georgia Southern University. She stepped out of full time work to serve her family and homeschool her children for 15 years while still keeping her hands in sport research.
Debbie continues her role in sport as the Secretary-Rules Editor for NCAA women’s basketball where she is the official rules interpreter for NCAA women’s basketball and editor of the NCAA basketball rule book. This follows a 7 year stint as a basketball official which included numerous collegiate and NCAA Division II tournament appearances.
 Debbie is married to UWA Director of Athletics Stan Williamson and is the mother of three children, Courtney, Mark and Nathan Williamson.

Employment: August 2011
Classes usually taught:

PE 345, PE 200, PE 280, PE 203, PE 211

Committees: Athletic Committee
Academic or Research Interests: Coaching, Sport Psychology, Sport Management, Sport Marketing
Recent Publications:

An importance–performance analysis of media activities associated with WNBA game consumption (2011). Sport Management Review, 14, 64-78.