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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, 19
Dr. Williams is a noted scholar, professor, and former president of Fisk University and served as dean of several business schools, including the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University, North Carolina Central University and Delaware State University. He also held faculty positions at various institutions, including the University of Notre Dame and Georgetown University. He also worked in the public accounting and legal professions as a CPA and as a corporate and tax attorney.
Dr. Williams holds several degrees, including a Ph.D. in accounting (University of Georgia), an MBA in accounting (University of Wisconsin), and two law degrees (Georgetown University Law Center). He is a certified public accountant and certified management accountant.
During his career, Dr. Williams received recognition for his outstanding teaching at Georgetown University and received three “Teacher of the Year Awards” at Florida A&M University and Texas Southern University. He has been honored with a number of community service recognitions and awards including the Michigan Chronicle’s “Men of Excellence” award, and the HBCU’s “Annual Living Legends” award. His research has been widely published in scholarly journals, including Accounting and Finance, Issues in Accounting Education, and The Journal of Accountancy.
Dr. Williams serves on the Dan Beard Council Board of Directors, Board of Directors of Community Health Systems, Inc. and the Middle Tennessee Council of Boy Scouts of America. He also serves on the Barefoot Republic Camp & Retreat Center Board of Advisors and the Education Advisory Council of the National Museum of African American Music. While at Fisk University, he served on the Boards of Nashville Public Radio, Fifth Third Bank (Tennessee), the United Negro College Fund, and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.
Dr. Williams is originally from Winston Salem, North Carolina. He is married to Carole Campbell Williams, also a CPA, and has two adult children.
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