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Dr. Cynthia Williams

Brooks College of Health • Health Administration

Cynthia Williams is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Administration. She teaches Managerial Epidemiology, Health Information Systems and Aging Policy and Politics. Her research focuses on health information technology (HIT) and how it can be used to affect the cost, quality and access to healthcare services.
Get to Know Dr. Cynthia
  • What brought you to UNF?
    From a health services perspective, UNF is at the heart of several amazing healthcare organizations. There is a tremendous opportunity for students to apply classroom learning to practical experiences.
  • What’s the most rewarding academic experience you’ve had at UNF in or out of the classroom?
    The most rewarding experience was seeing how my students applied classroom learning to their healthcare internships. Not only did they love what they were doing, in their presentations they exhibited the most important quality for healthcare leaders to keep in mind — a passion for helping people.
  • Do you have a favorite spot on campus?
    The Student Wellness Complex — I enjoy exercise; it’s a great way for me to unwind.
  • Describe your teaching style. Do you like to integrate tech, or are you more comfortable with a lecture-style classroom?
    I teach both face-to-face and online courses. I’ve used a variety of interesting tools and lecture/discussion to engage students. Technology is used in the classroom and online to make learning interesting.
  • What advice would you give a student who is about to graduate?
    Finish strong! Always be ready to learn. Graduating from college is a monumental accomplishment, but it is by no means the end of learning; it’s just the beginning.
Cynthia Williams
Sometimes we mentor others, and other times we are mentored. Glen R. Jones stated it best: 'People will rise to meet seemingly insurmountable obstacles and challenges, if they understand the worthiness of personal sacrifices and effort.'