Lindsey Williams joined the music education faculty at West Virginia University in fall 2015. At WVU, Dr. Williams teaches courses in music education and conducting, coordinates the WVU/WVSU Masters of Music Education program, and facilitates outreach activities throughout the state as well as the founder and music director of the MonRiver New Horizons Band. Prior to his appoint at WVU, he was a member of the music education faculty at UMKC. Dr. Williams' public school teaching includes elementary, junior high, and high school, and senior adults instrumental and choral music. He is an active performer, conductor and clinician for music educators and musicians from junior high to senior adults throughout the United States and Southeast Asia. Williams earned his music education degrees from FSU and KU.
In 2012-2013, Williams was named a Fulbright Scholar to work with music educators and music education students in Thailand. A respected researcher, his interests include musicians' focus of attention, musical complexity, life-long learning and music teacher training. He is a founding editor for the ASEAN Music Journal and is on the editorial boards for the International Journal of Music Education and Contributions to Music Education. He has presented research at state, regional, national, and international conferences of the International Society for Music Education, National Association for Music Education, and the American Music Therapy Association and has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Research in Music Education, International Journal of Music Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Contributions to Music Education, and the Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education as well as Kansas Music Review and Missouri School Music.