Dr. Michael Williams is the acting dean of the School of Business and Technology at Thomas Edison State College. His professional background combines more than 25 years of higher education, executive-level coaching, consulting and teaching.
Dr. Williams joined Thomas Edison State College in September of 2012 as associate dean of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program. He led the development and implementation of the College’s first MBA cohort and created the new MBA Preparatory Program, which is designed for those interested in the MBA but who do not have an undergraduate business degree and who do not possess the prerequisites for the program.
In March 2013, Dr. Williams was named acting dean of the School of Business and Technology following the departure of Dr. Susan Gilbert.
Prior to joining the College, Dr. Williams served as dean of the Graduate School of Business and professor of Business Management at Touro College in New York. He has also served as faculty chair for the graduate leadership development, organizational development and human resource management programs at Capella University’s School of Business and Technology in Minnesota.
Dr. Williams has also served in executive human resource management and organizational learning leadership roles leading strategic staffing, leadership development, industrial and labor relations and change management initiatives for national and international corporations, including J.B. Hanauer and Company (Royal Bank of Canada) and C3I, Inc. (Siebel/Oracle). He is the co-founder and principal consult in the Academy for Coaching and Training, a global coaching consultancy in New York; and a guest lecturer with the Academy for Continuing Education’s Certified Real Estate Advisor program. Dr. Williams is a frequent keynote speaker and presenter and academic and industry conferences and his authorship and research focuses on cognitive behavioral therapy, adult learning and technology-enabled instructional delivery.
Dr. Williams earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and an Master of Science in Human Resource Management from the Fordham University Graduate School of Education, a Master of Science in Labor and Employment Relations from the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations, a Master of Business Administration from the DeVry University Keller School of Management and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from the Touro College Graduate School of Psychology.