College Appoints New Dean of the School of Business and Management

July 9, 2013

Dr. Michael Williams, dean of the School of Business and Management

Dr. Michael Williams, dean of the School of Business and Management

Dr. Michael Williams, of Short Hills, N.J., has recently been appointed as dean of the School of Business and Management at Thomas Edison State College.

“We are thrilled that Dr. Williams has accepted the position of dean in college and look forward to beginning a new era for our business and management school,” said William J. Seaton, vice president and provost. “He brings a tremendous track record of growing enrollments and developing effective academic programs and will play a critical role in helping us achieve our strategic goals and serving adult learners interested in business programs at the undergraduate and graduate level.”

Prior to this position, Williams was associate dean of the MBA Program at Thomas Edison State College. Previously, Williams was the dean of the Graduate School of Business and professor of Business Management at Touro College in Brooklyn, N.Y.; before that he served as faculty chair for graduate programs in human resource management, leadership and organizational development in Graduate School of Business and Technology at Capella University.

Williams earned a PhD in educational leadership and an MS in human resources management from the Fordham University Graduate School of Education, an MS in labor and employment relations from the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations, and an MBA from the DeVry University Keller School of Management.

“This appointment as the dean of the School of Business and Management is a wonderful opportunity to shape the direction of the school enabling it to become a premier provider of practitioner focused business education for adult learners,” said Williams. “Thomas Edison State College is dedicated to providing a high quality and customizable degree program that prepare students for increasingly complex roles in corporations and organizations. We provide students with valuable skills and credentials similar to those at other institutions; but can do so in a way that complements today’s demanding lifestyles.”

Thomas Edison State College provides flexible, high-quality, collegiate learning opportunities for self-directed adults. One of New Jersey’s 11 senior public institutions of higher education, the College offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 100 areas of study. Students earn degrees through a wide variety of rigorous and high-quality academic methods that can be customized to meet their individual needs. Identified by Forbes magazine as one of the top 20 colleges and universities in the nation in the use of technology to create learning opportunities for adults, Thomas Edison State College is a national leader in the assessment of adult learning and a pioneer in the use of educational technologies. The College is home to The John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy. The New Jersey State Library is an affiliate of Thomas Edison State College.