Curriculum Vitae | Mount St. Joseph University

EDUCATION

Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., May, 1990

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., February, 1989

University of Notre Dame Law School, August, 1985 - May 1986

Transferred to Georgetown University

University of Georgia, Ph.D., December, 1982
Major — Accounting; Related Field — Finance

University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.B.A., August, 1979
Major — Accounting

North Carolina Central University, B.S., May, 1977
Major — Accounting

 

EXPERIENCE

February, 2013 – March, 2016

Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee
President: responsible for all aspects of academic and administrative leadership, strategic vision, alumni and community relations and outreach, fundraising, and growth of the University, as well as providing guidance and support for the daily operations and management for the University as a whole. (During first 11 months in position, I led the University to reaffirmation of accreditation at the end of its final year on probation.)
  
July, 2004 – January, 2013

Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Dean and Professor of Accounting, Seidman College of Business: responsible for all aspects of academic and administrative leadership, including undergraduate and graduate programs, the Michigan State Headquarters of the SBTDC, and the College’s four other community-engagement centers.  (Navigated College of Business through reaffirmation of AACSB Accreditation, during Fall of 2006 and Fall of 2011.)

July, 1999 – June, 2004

North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina
Dean and Asa T. Spaulding Distinguished Professor of Accounting, School of Business: responsible for all aspects of academic and administrative leadership, including undergraduate and graduate programs. (Lead the School of Business through its first three years of Candidacy for AACSB accreditation, which it, ultimately, achieved.)

July, 1994 - June 1999

Delaware State University, Dover, Delaware
Dean, School of Management, and Professor of Accounting: responsible for all aspects of academic and administrative leadership, including undergraduate and graduate programs and the School's three, fully funded entrepreneurship centers. (Lead School of Management through initial ACBSP accreditation and Hospitality Program through initial CHRIE accreditation)

August, 1993 - June, 1994

Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas
Associate Professor, Assistant Dean for Academics (Jesse H. Jones School of Business), and Professor in the Tenneco Chair: responsible for all aspects of academics, including issues of curriculum, faculty, and AACSB accreditation; teaching of accounting courses; and coordinating Business-School academic-research and publishing activities

August, 1992 - August, 1993

Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida
Assistant Professor: Teaching Financial Statement Analysis (at graduate level), Senior-level Auditing course, and, at the freshman level, Financial Accounting and Fundamental Concepts II (the interactions of business and governments)

August, 1991 - December, 1991

Special Consultant to Walraven Associates, McLean, Virginia: wrote a manuscript and conducted a forty-hour seminar for Polish middle- and upper-level bank managers in Lublin, Poland

June, 1990 - January, 1993

Special Consultant to BNA Tax Management: writing Tax Management Portfolios, addressing various legal tax concepts and issues

June, 1986 - August, 1992

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Assistant Professor: taught Auditing, Advanced Accounting, Cost Accounting, and Intermediate Accounting; also served on freshmen, graduate, and minority admissions committees (for a total of six years)

May, 1989 - September, 1990

Venable, Baetjer and Howard, Tyson's Corner, Virginia.
Part-time Associate Attorney: Practiced primarily Partnership and Corporate Tax, Estate Planning (including establishing and administering charitable foundations), and Contract Law; also wrote a monthly "tax-tips" article for the Electrical Contractors Magazine (total of 10) and bi-monthly articles for the Estate Planning Journal (total of 8).

May, 1988 - August, 1988

Venable, Baetjer and Howard: Baltimore, Maryland; Washington, D.C.; and Tyson's Corner, Virginia.  Summer Associate Attorney: practiced primarily in the areas of partnership and corporate taxation; also drafted tax-case comments articles

May, 1986 - August, 1986

North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina
Adjunct Professor: taught Introductory and Intermediate Accounting

September, 1982 - May, 1986

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
Assistant Professor: taught Auditing, Cost Accounting, and Quantitative Methods; also served on special ad hoc Minority Affairs Committee of the University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees.

September, 1981 - May, 1982

Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia.
Assistant Professor: taught graduate-level Cost Accounting (while in PhD Program)

January, 1980 - August, 1980 and June, 1981 - August, 1981

University of Georgia's Small Business Development Center.
Small Business Consultant: provided consulting services for small businesses in the state of Georgia (financing, marketing, management, and accounting) (while in PhD Program).

September, 1980 - June, 1981

University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.
Teaching Assistant: taught Principles of Accounting (while in PhD Program)

August, 1978 - May, 1979

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.
Teaching Assistant: taught Principles of Financial Accounting (while in MBA Program)

July, 1977 - December, 1979

Ernst & Young, Winston-Salem, N.C.
In-Charge Accountant: audited companies conducting business in many different industries, including banking, textiles, tobacco, automotive, and shipping.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Congresswoman Wilson’s “Role Model of Excellence” Award (2015)

HBCUs “Annual Living Legends” Award (2014)

Grand Valley State University $30,000 “H. James Williams Scholarship” (2013)

Michigan Chronicle’s “Men of Excellence” Award (2010)

Seidman College Alumni Board Recognition for AACSB Accreditation (2007)

Ernst & Young $10,000 Scholarship Contribution Award (2004)

North Carolina Central University School of Business Appreciation Awards (2004)

Sigma Pi Phi; Alpha Tau Boule’ (2002)

National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (Honorary Lifetime Membership) (2001)

Hospitality and Tourism Administration “Leadership Award” (2001)

North Carolina Central University School of Business “Asa T. Spaulding Distinguished Professor” (1999-2004)

Nissan Summer Institute Fellow (Deans’ Issues) (July, 1998)

Serving, by invitation, on Mayor James Sills's Wilmington Economic and Financial Advisory Committee (1994 to 1999)

Business Professionals of America (Honorary Lifetime Membership) (1998)

Nissan Summer Institute Fellow (Management Issues) (July, 1997)

Nissan Summer Institute Fellow (Entrepreneurship Issues) (July, 1995)

Served on Deloitte & Touche's Planning and Coordinating Committee for the True Blood Seminars (1993-94)

Texas Southern University Award (International Conference Panelist) (1993-94)

Texas Southern's School of Business's Teacher of the Year Award (1993-94)

Florida A&M's School of Business & Industry's 1992-93 Teacher of the Year. Florida A&M University Student Government Association's Teacher of the Year Award (1992-93)

Hampton University Appreciation Reception and Plaque (May, 1992)

Invited to serve on Mayor Kelly's Finance & Taxation Advisory Committee for the District of Columbia (November, 1991)

Georgetown University Seniors’ Teaching Recognition (Sixth Among all Faculty members at University) (1986-87)

St. Joseph County Big Brothers/Big Sisters "Big Brother of the Year" (1986)

St. Joseph County Big Brothers/Big Sisters Appreciation Award (‘84, ‘85, and ‘86)

Outstanding Young Men of America Award (1984)

Recipient of North Carolina Central University School of Business's Business-Graduate Achievement Award (April, 1983)

Ernst & Young Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (1982)

American Accounting Association Fellowship for doctoral Study (1981-82)

Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Fellowship (1978-1979)

Graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina Central University (1977)

Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities (1977)

Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society (1976-1977)

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities (NAICU)

Council for Independent Colleges & Universities (CIC)

Tennessee Independent Colleges & Universities Association (TICUA)

The Rotary Club

The Economics Club

Virginia and Maryland State Bar Associations (1988 and 1993, respectively)

 

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS

Certified Public Accountant (North Carolina [1979])

Certified Management Accountant

 

CURRENT BOARD SERVICE

Community Health Systems, Inc.

Barefoot Republic Camp & Retreat Center Board of Advisors

Middle Tennessee Council Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors

Education Advisory Council of the National Museum of African American Music

 

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

Dissertation:

Cue Utilization in Auditors' Going-Concern Qualification Judgments: An Empirical Analysis (1983)

Refereed Publications:

Williams, H. James, Mary J. Phillips, and Acie L. Ward, “Tax Practitioners’ Understanding of Their ‘Privileged Communications’ Rule.” (Revise and Re-submit to CPA Journal, February, 2013)

Kornacker, J., P. Schentler, H. J. Williams, and J. Motwani, “Critical Success Factors for Budgeting Systems in the German Context: An Empirical Analysis,” International Journal of Business Excellence, Vol. 4, No. 6, 2011

Prummer, P. P. Frey, P. Schentler, H. J. Williams, and J. Motwani, “Participative Budgeting: A Review of Empirical Research and Practical Implications,” International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2011

Goldberg, Steve, Mary Phillips, and H. James Williams (2009), “Survive the Recession by Managing Cash,” Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance (Nov-DEC, 2009)

Kwak, Youngsik and H. James Williams, “A Teaching Note on the Effective Interest Rate, Periodic Interest Rate, and Compounding Frequency,” Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting, New Series, pp. 65-72, Volume 2, 2005, World Scientific Publishing

Iyengar, Raghavan and H. James Williams, “Sensitivity of Executive Pay to Accounting Performance Measures in All-Equity Firms,” Accounting and Finance, forthcoming, 2005

Gunasekaran, A., H. James Williams, and Ronald E. McGaughey, Performance Measurement and Costing Systems in New Enterprises,” Technovation, 25 (2005) pp. 523-533

“Internet Gaming: Accounting Students’ Perspectives,” The Consortium Journal, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2000/01, pp. 17-38

Williams, H. James, Acie L. Ward, and Beverly Bryant, “Gaming Laws in the Bible Belt,” The Consortium Journal, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2000/01, pp. 65-75

Williams, H. James, Acie L. Ward, and Edward I. Irving, “Business Students’ Perceptions of the Hospitality Management Profession,” The Consortium Journal, Volume 4, Issue 2, 2000/2001, pp. 15-44

Williams, H. James, Youngsik Kwak, James Morrison, and Titi Oladunjoye “Teaching the Effects of Electronic Commerce on Business Practice and Global Stability” The Journal of Education for Business, Volume 75, Number 3, January/February 2000

Mapp, Johnnie, H. James Williams, and Moncef Belhadjail, "HBCU’s Perceptions of a Five-Year Accounting Program,” New Accountant, Spring, 1997 pp. 26-32

Williams, H. James, "What Do Auditors Really Consider in Making Going-Concern Judgments," The Practical Accountant, August 1990, pp. 64-69

Williams, H. James and David N. Ricchiute, "Audit Risk and Materiality," The Practical Accountant, October 1987, pp. 75-89

Ricchiute, David and H. James Williams, "Heuristics, Biases, and Decision Making in Accounting," Issues in Accounting Education, (1985), pp. 51-58

Williams, H. James, "Designing Job-Order Cost Accounting Information Systems," The Journal of Small Business Management, April 1985, pp. 17-26

Williams, H. James, "Practitioners' Perspectives on Going-Concern Issues," The CPA Journal, December 1984, pp. 12-19

Editor Refereed Publications:

Williams, H. James “Student Code of Honor: Part of the Solution?” Seidman Business Review, Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University, Winter, 2012, Vol. XVIII, pp. 21-25

Williams, H. James “Business Schools and Business Ethics: Responsibility and Response,” Seidman Business Review, Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University, Winter, 2011, Vol. XVII, pp. 18-21

Books and Book Chapters:

Williams, H. James, Collins College Outlines: Introduction to Business, (2006) (HarperCollins Publishers, New York)

Williams, H. James, “Academic Freedom: Is it at Odds with Assessment?  Assessment of Student Learning in Business Schools, 2005, 2nd Edition, Volume 1, pp. 198-209 (AACSB International)

Williams, H. James, Earnings and Profits, Tax Management Portfolios, Tax Management, Inc., a subsidiary of The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (2001)

Williams, H. James and Carole Williams, Accounting Concepts and Issues: Outlines and Notes Book, Fourth Edition, Campbell Williams Publishing Company (1997)

Published Proceedings:

Iyengar, Raghavan and H. James Williams, “The Effects of Debt on CEO Compensation” American Accounting Association Southeastern Region Conference, April, 2003

Williams, H. James, Elizabeth Edmiston, and Courtney Ferguson, “Legalization and Regulation of Internet Gaming: Are Computer Majors More Protective of the Internet?”  Frontiers in Southeast CHRIE Hospitality & Tourism Research, Volume 4, No. 2, November, 2001 (pp. 94-97)

Williams, H. James and Titi Oladunjoye, “Electric Commerce and Global Markets: Impacts Upon Banks, Businesses, and Consumers,“ 72nd Conference of the SEIC/ISBE, Helsinki, Finland, (August 3, 2000)

Kwak, Youngsik and H. James Williams, “A Teaching Note on the Effective Annual Interest Rate and Compounding Frequency,” Vienna, Austria (March, 1999)

Book Reviews:

Williams, H. James, “Book Review: Steve Jobs,The Journal of Business Disciplines, Fall, 2011

Williams, H. James, “Book Review: The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World,The Journal of Business Disciplines, Fall, 2008

Williams, H. James, “Book Review: The Real Pepsi Challenge: The Inspirational Story of Breaking the Color Barrier in American Business,” The Journal of Business Disciplines, Fall, 2008

Williams, H. James, “Book Review: The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century,” (1st. ed. Vol. VI, pp 91-93.  The Journal of Business Disciplines, 2006

Williams, H. James, “Book Review: Managers Not MBAs: A Hard Look at the Soft Practice of Managing and Management Development,” (1st. ed. Vol. VI, pp 85-87.  The Journal of Business Disciplines, 2006

Williams, H. James, “Book Review: Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story,” (1st. ed. Vol. VI, pp 88-90.  The Journal of Business Disciplines, 2006

Williams, H. James and Carolyn George “Book Review: Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute,” The Journal of Business Disciplines, Spring, 2004

Williams, H. James, “Book Review: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t” by Jim Collins, (2001) pp. 300. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, The Journal of Business Disciplines, Volume V, Nr. 2 (2004) pp. 107-8

Williams, H. James and Robert Chapman, “Book Review: Please Don’t Just Do What I Ask You To Do,” The Journal of Business Disciplines, Volume III, Number1, Fall, 2002

Williams, H. James, “Book Review: Auditing: A Risk Analysis Approach” (Southwestern), Issues in Accounting Education, Volume 17, No.2, May 2002

Williams, H. James and Carolyn George “Book Review: Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute,” The Journal of Business Disciplines, Spring, 2004

Williams, H. James, “Book Review: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t” by Jim Collins, (2001) pp. 300. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, The Journal of Business Disciplines, Volume V, Nr. 2 (2004) pp. 107-8

Williams, H. James and Robert Chapman, “Book Review: Please Don’t Just Do What I Ask You To Do,” The Journal of Business Disciplines, Volume III, Number1, Fall, 2002

Williams, H. James, “Book Review: Auditing: A Risk Analysis Approach” (Southwestern), Issues in Accounting Education, Volume 17, No.2, May 2002, pp. 216-17

Williams, H. James and Mary J. Phillips, “Book Review: Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results” (Hyperion), The Journal of Business Disciplines, Volume II, No 2, Fall, 2001, pp. 131-2

Williams, H. James, Acie L. Ward, and Delton Holloway, “Book Review: Intermediate Accounting ” (South Western), The Journal of Business and Economic Studies, (Scheduled for Printing February, 2001; Grambling ceased printing)

Williams, H. James and Acie L. Ward, “Book Review: Cost Control in the Hospitality Management Industry” (Prentice Hall), The Consortium Journal, Volume 4

Williams, H. James, Book Review (Auditing Symposium X: Proceedings of the 1990 Deloitte & Touche/University of Kansas Symposium on Auditing Problems, Rajendra P. Sruvastava, Editor), Accounting Review, July, 1992, p. 640

Williams, H. James, Book Review (Advanced Accounting 4th ed., Fischer, Taylor, and Leer), Issues in Accounting Education, Spring, 1991, pp. 146-47

Williams, H. James, Book Review (EDP: Controls and Auditing by Porter and Perry), The Accounting Review, January, 1985, p. 162

Other:

Williams, H. James, “International Accounting Standards: Are You Ready?” Grand Rapids Business Journal (Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2009)

Williams, H. James, “Going From Good to Great in the Public Sector,” Grand Rapids Business Journal (Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2007)

Williams, H. James, “Process Standards Good for Business and Business Schools,” Grand Rapids Business Journal (Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2006)

Williams, H. James, et. al, “Mass Customization: Shattering Strategic Myths and Assumptions [Part 1],” Grand Rapids Business Journal (Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2006)

Williams, H. James, et. al, “Mass Customization: Shattering Strategic Myths and Assumptions [Part 2],” Grand Rapids Business Journal (Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2006)

Williams, H. James “Your Financial Future: Christmas? Ba! Humbug! Budget for Wealth Creation!” The Pride of Durham, Volume I, No. 3, December, 2003 p. 35)

Williams, H. James “Your Financial Future: Looking Ahead for Answers,” The Pride of Durham, Volume I, No. 1, September/October 2003, p. 25)

“Financial Wealth,” The Pride of Durham, Volume I, No. 2, November, 2003, p.35)

Williams, H. James, “Counting the Costs,” News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina, August 27, 2000)

Williams, H. James, “Invest in People,” News Journal (Delaware, March 8, 1998)

Williams, H. James, “Sizing Up the Flat Tax: Economics is Still Distorted,” News Journal (Delaware, February, 1996)

Williams, H. James, "Discussion of `Accounting Standards - An International Perspective,''' "TAG" Forum, (October, 1990)

Williams, H. James, Case study (Micro-Audit), Coopers & Lybrand Curriculum Development Program, 1985

Working Papers:

Williams, H. James, Acie L. Ward, and Mary J. Phillips, “Taxpayers’ Awareness of Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights”

Williams, H. James, Acie L. Ward, and Mary J. Phillips, “Tax Practitioners’ Perspectives Regarding the Federal Privileged Communications Law for Certain Tax Practitioners”

Ricchiute, David N. and H. James Williams, "The Functional Form of the Effects of Visual and Auditory cues on Professional Auditors' Subjective Probability Assessments"

Roshwalb, Alan and H. James Williams, "Stratified Sampling Designs Utilizing Audit Costs"

Williams, H. James, "Original-Issue and Market Discounts: Anomalies in Corporate B-Reorganizations and Section 351 Transactions"

Williams, H. James, "A Tax-Policy Analysis of the Differential Allowance of Deductions for Interest Related to Borrowings Used to Purchase Original-Issue and Market Discount Bonds"

Williams, H. James, "Reorganizing the School of Business: Legal Issues and Challenges in Union Environments (A Case-Study)"