Editorial Board Member, Journal for Science Education and Technology, 2004 to present
Reviewer for the Journal of Chemical Education, 1998 to present
Reviewer for Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017-present.
Associate Editor, School Science and Mathematics Journal, 2006 to 2011
Feature Editor for the Chemical Education Research section of the Journal of Chemical Education, 2002 to 2010
Reviewer for the Chemical Educator, 2007 to 2010
Exhibits Chair, Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, summer 2010, the University of North Texas, 2006 to 2010.
Exhibits Chair, Chemed 07 held Summer 2007 at the University of North Texas (Chemed is an international meeting held on the odd years for high school and college instructors of chemistry.)
Panels and Committees:
ACS Ambassador: 2013 to present. Working with community and schools to make chemistry more accessible and pointing out the links between chemistry and daily life.
OWL Lead Teacher: 2005 to present. Provides support to instructors nationwide using the On-line Web Learning (OWL) homework.
ACS Division of Chemical Education Biennial Conference Committee Member: Appointed January 2012-December 2020 This committee seeks institutions to host the BCCE meeting and works with those institutions in planning and conducting the conference, which is attended by chemical education researchers and chemistry instructors at both the high school and college levels.
Committee Member: American Chemical Society E. Ann Nalley Southwest Region Award for Volunteer Service, October 1-10, 2016. NSF Review Panelist for the SLCN proposals, June 2016
ACS Chemical Education Research Committee Chair: Appointed Chair January 2011-December 2013. This committee promotes chemical education research, including the distribution of guidelines for good research practice, the delivery of chemical education research workshops, etc.
ACS Chemical Education Research Committee Member: Appointed for a three-year term as member, January 2009 to December 2011. This committee promotes chemical education research, including the distribution of guidelines for good research practice, the delivery of workshops on chemical education research, etc.
Division of Chemical Education Task Force on Division Outreach Chairperson: This five-member task force made recommendations concerning
ACS 2008 General Chemistry Conceptual Exam Chairperson: 2006 to 2008. This committee authored a standardized examination containing conceptual
Committee Member, Endowment Committee, School Science and Mathematics Association: 2004 to 2007.
ACS 2007 General Chemistry Blended Exam Committee Member: 2004 to 2006. This committee authored a standardized examination that contains both algorithmic
NSF Review Panelist for the CCLI proposals, Summer 2005, 2006
NSF Review Panelist for the SVIR/STTR proposals, Fall 2003
ACS Chemical Education Research Committee: Elected for two three-year term, January 2000 to December 2005. This committee promotes chemical education research, including the distribution of guidelines for good research practice, the delivery of workshops on chemical education research, etc.
ACS General Chemistry Conceptual Exam Committee: March 1999 to 2001. This committee authors a standardized examination offered by the ACS Division of Chemical Education Examinations Institute. The 2001 American Chemical Society examination in general conceptual chemistry will be available for use worldwide and will include authorís names and institutions.
Symposium Organizer: Williamson, V.M. (2018, August). One-pot Synthesis for Student Success in General Chemistry. Full day symposium at the 25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education. Notre Dame, South Bend, IN.
Symposium Organizer: Mason, D, Shelton, R.G., Suits, J. & Williamson, V.M. (2016, July) Research in Chemical Education. Four-day symposium at the 24th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education. Greeley, CO.
Symposium Organizer: Schatzberg, W. & Williamson, V.M. (2014, March) Research in Chemical Education. 2-day symposium at the 247th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Dallas, TX.
Symposium Organizer: Grove, N., Shorb, J., & Williamson, V.M. (2013, April) Peer-Reviewed Symposium in Chemical Education Research. 245th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. New Orleans, LA.
Symposium Organizer: Bunce, D., Herrington, D., Vanden Plas , J., & Williamson, V.M. (2012, August) Peer-Reviewed Symposium in Chemical Education Research. 22nd Biennial Conference on Chemical Education. State College, PA.
Symposium Organizer: Williamson, V.M. (2011, August) Personal Response Systems in the Classroom: Clicking Our Way to More Learning? 242nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Denver, CO.
Symposium Organizer: Williamson, V.M., Bunce, D. & Pazini, S. (2011, March) Peer-Reviewed Symposium in Chemical Education Research. 241st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Anaheim, CA.
Symposium Organizer: Williamson, V.M. (2010, March). ACS Award for Achievement in Research for the Teaching and Learning of chemistry: symposium in Honor of Michael R. Abraham at the 239th National Meeting of
Symposium Moderator: Williamson, V.M. (July, 2009). P-16 Alignment in the Texas. College and Career Readiness Symposium, Dallas, TX.
Symposium Organizer: Williamson, V.M.& Mason, D. (2006, September). Research in Chemical Education. 2.5-day symposia organized at the 232nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. San Francisco, CA.
Symposium Organizer: Williamson, V.M.& Jose, T. (2006, March) Using Particulate Visualization in General Chemistry Classes. Half-day symposium organized at the 231st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Atlanta, GA.
Symposium Organizer: Williamson, V.M.& Mason, D. (2003, March). Research in Chemical Education. 2.5-day symposium organized at the 225th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. New Orleans, LA.
Symposium Organizer: Williamson, V.M. (2002, July). Using Molecular Visualization in General Chemistry Classes. Symposia organized at the17th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education. Bellingham, WA.
Symposium Organizer: (2001, Oct.). Williamson, V.M. Graduate Education for Chemistry Teachers Symposia organized at the Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. San Antonio, TX.
Symposium Organizer: Williamson, V.M. (2000, August). Validating Distance Education Instruction With Research. Symposia organized at the 16th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education. Ann Arbor, MI.
STATE, UNIVERSITY, AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Director, Region V, Associated Chemistry Teachers of Texas: 2006 to present. This advisory position works with the state chemistry teachers’ organization to help both new and experienced teachers of chemistry at all levels.
On-Line Web Learning homework (OWL) administrator for general chemistry courses, Texas A&M, 2001-present, all 101, 102, 106, and 107 courses, Texas A & M, 2001-present
Host Classroom, Aggie Recruitment Committee, TAMU, 2011 to present. This program allows high school students to visit college lectures during the fall and spring semester. From 10-30 students visit my classes each semester.
Host Classroom, Visit of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) High School Conference, 2011-present.
Faculty Advisor: Aggie KCAM (Knitting, Crafts and More), This service organization provides handmade items to nursing homes, hospitals, and those in need. Organized fall 2010 to fall 2020.
Instructor for Chemistry Merit Badge: This included planning, procuring materials, and organizing helpers to work with almost 100 boy scouts. TAMU Merit Badge University, Feb. 23, 2019.
Member, TAMU Student Success Taskforce: May 2018-March 2019. Provost initiative to improve student success and retention.
Member, First Year Experience Subcommittee of the TAMU Student Success Taskforce: August – September 2018. To make recommendations for a unified first year experience for all incoming first time students.
Committee Member, College-level Teaching Award Committee, Spring 2018.
Mentor: College of Science to two incoming, freshman majors, Fall 2017
Committee Member for Chemistry Department Chair Search Committee, Spring 2016.
Faculty Mentor for Xuan Wang, Academy of Future Faculty, Center for Teaching Excellence, fall 2015-spring 2016.
Committee Member, Provost ad-hoc Committee for Education Grand Challenge: Summer 2015.
Committee Member, Association of Former Students Award Committee, 2015.
Host, New Families Welcome, New Student Programs, TAMU, October 2010. This program allows families of new students to visit lectures.
Host, Visit of AP classes from A&M Consolidated High School, October 2010
Member, Texas A & M Dean of Faculties Search Committee, 2009.
Organizer: Departmental New Graduate Student training, which included: TAMU Chemistry course organization, questioning/tutoring techniques, students with disabilities, classroom management, safety, eye protection, inquiry techniques, etc. Sessions were delivered by a number of faculty members. Fall 1998-2006, 2009
Organizer: Chemistry Demonstration Show for 'Scouting Out A&M', a program for girl scouts ages 6-18, March 28th, 2009
Organizer: Chemistry Education Journal Club/Chemical Education Interest Group, club met to discuss current articles on the teaching/learning of chemistry, Fall 1999-Spring 2009.
Editor: Chemistry 101/102 Demonstration Manual for Texas A & M, including authoring some demonstrations and adding safety danger level and concepts developed to all demonstrations, Jan. 2008
Member, Texas A & M Reagentsí Initiative, Academy for Educator Development-First Induction, 2000- 2006 when it was dissolved.
Committee Member, Chemical Education Committee, Department of Chemistry, Texas A & M University, 1997-2004.
Organizer/Director: Departmental Chemistry 101-102 TA lab training for inquiry-based laboratories partial implementation Fall 1999-Spring 2001 and full implementation Fall 2001-Spring 2006.
Volunteer, TAMU Chemistry Open House, October 2005.
Troop Committee Member, Boy Scouts of America. 1987- 2004.
Academic Faculty Advisor: Squadron 16, Corps of Cadets, August 2001 to August 2003.
Committee Member, Committee on Education, College of Science, Texas A & M University, 1997-2003.
Faculty Advisor: Aggie School Volunteers, organized Feb 1999 to September 2001. This service organization works in conjunction with area elementary schools to provide tutors to work individually with elementary students.
Committee Member, Science NCATE Team, College of Science, Texas A & M University, 2000-2001.
Session Organizer, Expanding Your Horizons, 1994-2000.
Field Trip Organizer: Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching, the annual conference for the Science Teachers' Association of Texas, October 2000.
Organizer/Recruiter: Texas A & M University Chemistry Departmentís Annual High School Chemistry Teacher Appreciation Day. Saturday workshop to acquaint teachers with the department and its outreach program. Included sessions, make-&-take workshops, Internet training and lunch. 1998-2000.
Tournament Judge: Oklahoma Junior Academy of Science, Norman, OK, 1993
Committee Member: Science Education Search committee; University of Oklahoma, 1989-90.
Science Fair Judge; Norman, Oklahoma area public schools, 1987-1993