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Alumni Connections – Dr. Williams and Carol Anderson
Choosing a career that’s best for you is crucial to your happiness. It’s important to consider factors such as your work experience, your career goals, your priorities and your interests. It’s also important to take into consideration your personality type and whether you are a people person or a career person.
Dr. Anderson Williams
During the decade of the 1990s to 2005, Dr. Williams was one of the top ten most cited researchers in the social sciences. His work has been featured in numerous national and print publications. He has also been interviewed on the Washington Post, CBS News, C-SPAN, and the Discovery Channel. He was named as one of America’s Top Young Scientists by the National Institute of Mental Health in 2016.
He is a member of several scientific and professional organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Nutrition, the International Bone and Mineral Research Society, and the American Society for Nutritional Sciences. He is a past president of the American College of Nutrition.
His research has included studies of psychological attributes, coping strategies, and objective biomarkers. It has shown that race and socioeconomic status (SES) combine in complex ways to influence health, but that the effects are not always attributed to these social factors. He has worked to identify effective interventions to address health disparities.
Using a multi-method consensus-building approach, the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) drafted a research agenda for the 2019-2022 period. The agenda was shaped through a targeted survey of ONS members and other professional groups. The project team then used the data to conduct a literature review and synthesize the top priority research topics. The results were presented to ONS members and the Research Agenda team for approval.
The Research Priorities of Affected Communities (RPAC) protocol is a method designed to elicit potential research questions from community members in order to achieve consensus on priority research topics. The protocol is based on the pedagogical framework of Research Justice. It aims to dismantle the traditional hierarchical research development model and enables communities to make informed decisions about future research.
During his tenure at UNC, Anderson did a number of statistically relevant studies, some of which are still in the pipeline. His current and most exciting projects focus on estrogen like isoflavones from soy and their effects on cancer, cardiovascular disease, and bone health in postmenopausal women. The big question is, when is the best time to implement these interventions? He has made some notable alumni connections at UNC.
He is also a member of the American Society of Nutritional Sciences and a member of the editorial board of several journals. Aside from research and teaching, he is also a volunteer philanthropist. For example, he has lent a hand to several local nonprofits, including the Tennessee College Access and Success Network and the Center for Career Exploration.
Having received the Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize, Carol Anderson has become one of the top researchers on African-American studies. Her research is based on the Black struggle for civil rights. She studies the history of white supremacy, the impact of Black voter suppression, and the unequal educational opportunities for communities of color. She also explores the connection between failing schools and unequal policing of Black communities.
Anderson is also the co-founder of Zeumo Communications, a company that was recently acquired by The Advisory Board Company. She has written two books, including Mastering Prezi for Business Presentations and Voter Suppression: The History of Black People in the U.S. She has taught at several universities, including the University of Washington and the University of Virginia.
During the 1930s, there was a great deal of interest in the various aspects of work experience. The study of affect, in particular, became a focal point of interest. The complexities of the affective states of people involved in work were examined, and the relationship between work and off-work life events was studied. In addition, questionnaires were used to examine the various aspects of job satisfaction.
The most important aspect of this research was that it provided the first detailed model for the relationship between work and emotional well-being. It also showed how satisfaction is not always a purely physiological state. Moreover, it introduced the concept of facet measurement. Consequently, it became the primary means of investigating job satisfaction and organizational effectiveness.
The next wave of interest in work experience stemmed from the increased focus on affective states. Specifically, the study of affect, as defined by Rexford Hersey, looked at the relationship between daily rhythms of work-related affect and the worker’s productivity and off-work life events.