EmmaJean Williams ’89, February 24, 2003, in Fayetteville, North Carolina, following a brief illness. At the age of 42, EmmaJean began work on her GED at Mount Hood Community College. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Reed, then continued her education at Portland State University, earning a master’s degree in 1992, and a doctorate degree in 1995 in urban studies. In 1996 she began teaching criminal justice at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, a position she developed with a broad-minded focus on communication and on supporting academic opportunities for her students. She was married to Roosevelt Williams, who survived her, and she had one daughter.
Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2004