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Howard Williams


Dr Williams


Ph.D. Criminal Justice, Texas State University (2013)
M.S. Criminal Justice, Texas State University (2002)
B.A. Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Southwest Texas State University (2000)
A.A. Economics, Brazosport College (1976)

Areas of Expertise:

Management of Criminal Justice Organizations
Use of Force


Dr. Howard E. Williams is a lecturer in the School of Criminal Justice at Texas State University, where he has taught undergraduate courses on police systems and practices, mid-level management of criminal justice organizations, advanced criminal justice management, juvenile justice, forensic evidence, and special issues in criminal justice. He received his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Texas State University in 2013. Dr. Williams has authored four books in police sciences, and has also authored or co-authored articles in Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, Criminal Justice Policy Review, Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, and American Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Before joining the faculty, Dr. Williams served as a police officer.  He became Chief of the San Marcos Police Department in July 2003 and retired in August 2014 following 36 years of police service.