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Michael WilliamsMichael Williams, PhD, MBA

Dean, School of Business and Management

Dr. Michael Williams serves as the dean of the School of Business and Management at Thomas Edison State University. He leads the School’s scholar-practitioner-focused degree programming, as its chief academic and administrative officer.

Williams has held senior leadership positions in public, private and proprietary universities. Previous academic leadership appointments include: dean of Graduate School of Business at Touro College and University System in New York, and faculty chair for Graduate Human Resource Management, Leadership, and Organizational Development in Graduate School of Business and Technology at Capella University in Minnesota.

Williams has held global executive positions in the life sciences, technology and financial services industries for national and international corporations. His enterprise roles include senior vice president of Human Resources and Organizational Learning and founding dean of Corporate University for C3i, Inc. (A Telrx Company), and senior vice president – corporate and vice president for Corporate Training for J.B. Hanauer & Co. (Royal Bank of Canada Subsidiary – Dain Rauscher, Inc.).

Williams’ research, publishing and presentation interests include the influence of modern psychoanalytic theory on leadership efficacy, workplace bullying and mental illness’ influence on workplace productivity.

Williams earned a PhD in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Administration and an MS in Human Resource Management from Fordham University. He holds multidisciplinary graduate degrees; an MS in Labor and Employee Relations from Rutgers University; an MBA in Management from DeVry University; an MS in Mental Health Counseling from Touro College and University Systems; and an MA in Psychoanalysis from the Institute of Counseling and Psychoanalytic Studies (ICPS) in partnership with Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. Lastly, he received an MM in Doublebass Performance and a joint BM degree in Doublebass Performance and Music Education from the New England Conservatory of Music.