Bachelor in English literature, Swarthmore College, 1950; Master of Arts in English literature, University of Illinois, 1976.
Copy editor, proofreader Colliers Magazine, New York City, 1950-1952. Extension editor Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1952-1956. Managing editor Fine Arts Magazine, Cleveland, 1958-1962.
Writer, reporter The Parma (Ohio) Times, 1965-1967. Senior editor, assistant director University Illinois News Bureau Public Affairs Office, Champaign, 1969-1987. Editor, writer Case Alumnus Quarterly magazine Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1988-1995.
Free-lance writer, copy editor Cleveland Orchestra, since 1992.
Board of directors Sinfonia da Camera Orchestra, Urbana, since 1995. Member Swarthmore College Alumni Association (county member 1994-1997), Phi Kappa Phi. HME (Mailing) Dorothy Watt Williams 2214 S Lynn St Urbana, Illinois 61801-6838 F C.
Married Wendell Sterling Williams. Children: Jennifer Anne Williams Brown, Laura Kathleen Williams Matheos.