Dr. John A. Williams

Dean of the College of Business Administration

Dr. John Williams

Dr. John A. Williams was appointed Dean of the College of Business Administration in April 2013. He had served as Interim Dean of the College since August 2010. He holds a Ph.D., Master of Science, Bachelor's, and Associates Degree from the Pennsylvania State University.

Prior to joining the University of New Orleans as Director of the Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration, Dr. Williams served as Director of the Department of Hotel, Restaurant, Institution Management & Dietetics at Kansas State University and as the Coordinator of the Undergraduate Program at Virginia Tech.

Dr. Williams has published extensively in the human resource area. His primary research area has focused on the success, plateau, and derailment of managers. He has been the principal or co-principle of numerous grants and contracts. Many of those have studied the resiliency of the Greater New Orleans Area following Hurricane Katrina.

In 2011, he led the College of Business Administration in successfully achieving the continuance of full accreditation by AACSB International. He is extremely active in the community and serves on several boards throughout the New Orleans area.