Wilson Named Distinguished Professor at William Woods University

Elizabeth Wilson


Elizabeth Wilson, assistant professor and director of the social work program at William Woods University, was honored at the university’s academic honors convocation April 22. She received the Louis D. Beaumont Dad’s Association Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching.


The award carries an honorarium and is given annually to a faculty member who has displayed dedication to teaching. Wilson, who is in her second year of teaching at WWU, was nominated by the senior social work students.


Wilson was a clinical instructor for the University of Missouri School of Social Work for six years and was previously an adjunct instructor. She received the Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award from the School of Social Work Alumni Association in 2007 and won the College of Human Environmental Sciences Outstanding Faculty Service Award in 2006.


Before joining the MU faculty, Wilson was a crime victim specialist for the Boone County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney for seven years. She also served as a mental health worker at Charter Hospital, a juvenile court program aide at the Boone County Juvenile Justice Center and a program assistant at Rainbow House Emergency Shelter.


Wilson earned a bachelor of educational studies and a master of social work, both at the University of Missouri. She is a Ph.D. candidate at MU. She and her husband, Jon, live in Columbia and have three children, Riley, Lindy and Benjamin Wilson. She is the daughter of

Hamp Ford and Ann Ford, both of Columbia.