Ron Williams is an assistant professor in the College Student Personnel graduate program within the Department of Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Illinois University. He also serves as the assistant vice president for academic affairs. He received his bachelor of science in business with an emphasis in accounting (1998) from Lane College, a master of education in higher education administration (2001) and a doctorate of education in higher education administration (2005) from Tennessee State University.
Ron's research and service focuses primarily on the development of young men who have difficulty transitioning to college life. He is particularly interested in helping first-generation students enhance the skills that are necessary for successful completion of a baccalaureate level education and beyond. His efforts have been the catalyst for a recently established mentoring program at WIU.