Dr. Jamie C. Williamson, Santa Rosa Beach, Fl., is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, a member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, and President of Amity Mediation Workshop, LLC. She also serves as a contract Family Mediator for Florida's First and Fourteenth Circuit Court.
A social psychologist with a doctorate in interpersonal communication and family relationships, Jamie C. Williamson authors the blog “Work it Out”, which provides guidance to couples trying to improve the quality of their relationship and remain friendly, whether they stay together or not. Jamie's strengths include her extensive professional experience, her deep understanding of relationships, and her ethic of care, all of which come together as she empowers couples to simplify and de-stress the divorce process, remain friendly during and after the divorce, and most importantly, to resolve issues in a way that serves the needs of all involved, especially the children.
Dr. Williamson joined the mediation profession after a successful 30-year career in higher education, culminating in senior leadership positions. She began her academic career as a faculty member teaching and conducting research on personal and professional relationships. Her primary interest is communication during relationship development and dissolution, as well as the predicaments that create relationship distress such as conflict, deception, jealousy, and communication about sex.
Early in her career, Jamie was a communication professor at the University of Florida and the University of West Florida. Later, she served as a communication professor and dean at Saint Louis University; as vice president for academic affairs at Baker University and Millikin University; as Provost and Interim President at Butler University; and, as president of Winthrop University. She also provided thought leadership and directed the Executive Leadership Group at the American Council on Education (ACE), in Washington D.C. and she continues to provide thought leadership through the blog Advancing the Higher Education Agenda.
Jamie C. Williamson earned a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from Illinois State University, and a Doctorate from the University of Arizona. She is widely published in the area of interpersonal communication and has a national reputation in higher education. She has been the recipient of awards for professional achievement, community service, teaching excellence, scholarship, and mentoring over the course of her professional career.