Dr Steve Williams



B.A., Industrial Technology, Eastern Illinois University

B.S., Business Administration, University of the State of New York

M.A/ED, Educational Administration, Central Michigan University

MSM, Human Resources Management, Houston Baptist University

D.B.A., Management & Marketing, Nova Southeastern University



Dr. Williams has been involved in education (both ground and online) for over 30 years.  He has also served as both online and accreditation consultant for a great number of universities and colleges around the United States.  Currently he is a professor of marketing and management in the College of Business Administration teaching at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas.  He has designed MBA programs for several USA-based Universities, and his latest activities involved helping the University of Liverpool in the design and implementation of an online MBA program for the United Kingdom and Europe.  He served as Head of the Business Department at Michigan Christian College (now Rochester College) in Rochester Hills, Michigan from 1991-1993.  He then moved to Flint, Michigan where he served as Dean of the Graduate School, and then President of the Center for Graduate Studies at Baker College from 1993-1997, and concurrently as President of Baker College Online.  He was the founding editor of the Journal of Leadership Studies, and served as Director of Graduate Studies for the College of Business Administration at Harding from 1997-2003.  He has taught at many USA institutions, including Park College, Golden Gate University, Maricopa Community College, Waylon Baptist University, the University of LaVerne, Rio Salado Community College, Nipissing University College (Ontario), the School of Applied Aerospace Sciences (USAF), Houston Baptist University, University of Alaska, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the University of Phoenix, and Baker College.  He holds a lifetime teaching certification in the Arizona Community College system. 


Dr. Williams owns and operates New World Educational Technologies group, a consulting firm for online education and Willco Enterprises, a consulting organization for strategic planning and academic accreditation.  He is the founding president of the National Association of Indians Without Status and has served as its president since 1993.  He came to Harding University in the fall of 1997. 


Dr. Williams retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1991 after 21 years of active duty (about half of those as enlisted; and transitioning to OTS and a becoming a commissioned officer in July of 1980.  He was stationed at a variety of bases, including Keesler AFB, MS; Reese AFB TX; Lackland AFB TX; Sheppard AFB TX; Randolph AFB TX; Williams AFB AZ; and Chanute AFB IL; with overseas assignments at Elmendorf AFB AK; RAF Alconbury UK; and Canadian Forces Base North Bay, Ontario.  He served in Vietnam and in Desert Shield prior to retirement in 1991.