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James Williams

Director


Education

Williams received his PhD in Hospitality Management/Leadership from Iowa State University (2012). He received a D.M in Management and Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix (2010), a M.S in General Administration from Central Michigan University (2005) and a B.S in Business Management from Park University (2003).


Awards and Recognitions

  • 2019 Best International Mentor, CHEI (Chinese Hospitality Education Initiative)
  • 2019 Tanisha L. Jenkins Beacon of Light Award, University of Tennessee
  • 2019 TEDx Speaker for UTK, University of Tennessee
  • 2019 Teaching Excellence Finalist, University of Tennessee
  • 2019 Emerging Scholar Top 15, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
  • 2018 Faculty Member of the Year, UTK NAACP Vol Image Awards
  • 2018 Faculty Featured for Faculty Appreciation Week
  • 2017 Best Faculty Presenter at the SECSA Federation Conference (March 2017); attendees vote for the winner during a single-room presentation format
  • 2017 Motivational Speaker of the Year, The National Society of Leadership and Success of UT; it is the nation’s largest leadership honor society
  • 2016 Dean’s Rising Star, College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences; the dean of the college choose this individual
  • 2016 Excellence in Teaching, The National Society of Leadership and Success of UT; it is the nation’s largest leadership honor society
  • 2012 Teaching Excellence Award for Graduate Students, Iowa State University; this award was given by the dean of the college

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