Ann Crandell-Williams

BSW Program Director and BSW Field Director

Introduction Video

Ann is originally from the Eastern Upper Peninsula (Brimley) and has lived in the Harvey area for the past 19 years. She is married and is a proud, adoptive and biological parent of five children, ages 7 to 32 years. When not coaching volleyball at Marquette Senior High School or acting as a taxi for her kids, Ann enjoys cooking, gardening, golf, and reading. She has years of social work experience, working primarily with adolescent youth but also in mental health and criminal justice settings. She has facilitated training workshops locally and nationally on various topics, primarily related to working with adolescents and sexual aggression. Ann is a licensed social worker in the state of Michigan, holding both clinical and macro designations.  She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.  

Ann practiced social work for eighteen years prior to coming to NMU, having primarily worked in child welfare, mental health, and criminal justice fields.  Ann received her Bachelor's degree in Human Services from Lake Superior State University, and her Master of Social Work degree from Michigan State University. She is a licensed masters social worker (LMSW) with clinical and macro specializations. She is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers.  As a social work faculty member, Ann primarily teaches undergraduate practice and human behavior courses.  Ann's research agenda primarily focuses on preparing newly qualified social workers for the field.


Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI 
Assistant Professor and Field Placement Coordinator

Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI
Adjunct Faculty

Marquette Branch Prison, Marquette, MI
Mental Health Case Manager

Marquette General Hospital, Marquette, MI
Psychiatric Social Worker

Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan
   Program Director, Marquette, MI
   Lakes Area Program Supervisor, Newberry, MI
   Front Line Staff Member

Schoolcraft County Probate/Juvenile Court, Manistique, MI
Juvenile Probation Officer

Research Interests
Assessing performance and employability factors among BSW students


BS, Lake Superior State University

MSW, Michigan State University, 2003


Crandell-Williams, A. and McEvoy, A. (2017). Fathers on Parole: Narratives from the Margin. Journal of Men’s Studies, 25(3), 262-277. doi: 10.1177/ 1060826516676840

Crandell-Williams, A., Wyche, A.K., and Johnson, K. (2017). Dimensions and Implications of the BSW Mock Interview Process: Applying an Emergent Approach. Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences, 4, 11-22.

Crandell-Williams, A.  (2015). Red, Yellow and Green Flags in the Social Work Interview. The New Social Worker.

Crandell-Williams, A. (2016). Grad School: Now or Later? The New Social Worker.

Crandell-Williams, A., (October 2018). Ethical Dilemmas: Laws, Morals, and Ethics. NASW-MI’s The Bridge, 5, 27-28.

Ann Crandell-Williams