Dr. Eric J. Williams

CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE & PROFESSOR OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Eric Williams

Contact

Office: CHBS Building, Room 5406
Phone: 540-831-2541
E-Mail: ejwilliams1@radford.edu

 

 

BACKGROUND

  • Ph.D., Rutgers University
  • M.A., Rutgers University
  • B.A., Lehigh University

Dr. Williams joined the Radford University faculty in 2020.

INTERESTS

Dr. Williams’ teaching interests include Constitutional law and the Supreme Court of the United States and he conducts research on various aspects of correctional administration.

RECENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITES

Dr. Williams' writings on prisons and rural communities have appeared in academic journals and newspapers nation-wide, including the L.A. Times and his book The Big House in a Small Town was published in 2011.  He is currently working on his next book on Critical Thinking and Ethical Decision-Making for Criminal Justice Professionals that will be published by Lynne Rienner Publishers.  Dr. Williams has given guest lectures on various topics relating to prisons and prison management across the country for groups such as the American Corrections Association (ACA) and the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents (NAAWS), the Association for Women Executives in Corrections (AWEC) and facilitates a training program he developed for the Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT), the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), the Virginia and Maine Department of Corrections, the LA County Sherriff’s Department as well as several county probation departments that teaches critical thinking to senior level criminal justice leaders.