Dr. Williams is a Distinguished Professor and the Prudential Chair in Business and Interim Director and Research Director of The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development, in the Department of Management and Global Business, Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick. He also currently serves as PhD Program Director. He has held previous faculty positions at the University of Texas at Austin, Penn State University, and Howard University, where he was Director of the Center for Marketplace Diversity. He received degrees from the University of Colorado (PhD), Union College (MS), and the University of Pennsylvania (BA). His research interests cover multicultural marketing, Internet privacy, and public health communication issues.