William R. Harvey Leadership Institute Faculty and Staff

Dr. Desiree J. Williams Dr. Desiree J. Williams Director, William R. Harvey Leadership Institute/Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, Leadership Institute Location:Academy Building301 Phone:757.728.6698 Expertise:Health, Wellness, Fitness, Beauty, Physical Therapy

Dr. Desiree “Desi” Williams, PT, DPT, is an Assistant Professor in physical therapy.  Desi received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Hampton University, where she also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education, minoring in Leadership Studies.  She joined as a faculty member in the Physical Therapy Department in 2015.  As part of her duties, she teaches Basic Skills, Test & Measurements Laboratory, Neuromanagement II Laboratory, and Kinesiology Laboratory courses.  She also serves as the Faculty Representative for the Fundraising and Outreach Departmental Committee which hosts the University’s Annual Spring “5K by The Bay” event and the Social Media Commitee.  In addition, Dr. Williams works as a clinical physical therapist for one of the region’s premier health systems.