Gayle A. Williams is an Assistant Dean in University College at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). She has an Ed.D in Higher Education and Student Affairs and an M.A. in Religious Studies from Indiana University. She has published a number of articles on the academic success of freshmen. Another of her research interests is religious history and its role in higher education in America. She published an article in Indiana Magazine of History (March, 2003), "Andrew Wylie and Religion at Indiana University, 1824-1851: Nonsectarianism and Democracy." Gayle is the mother of three adult daughters. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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