Larry Williams, Ph.D.
MSW PROGRAM DIRECTOR
The duties and responsibilities of the MSW Program Director in the Social Work Department are as follows:
Teaching : Three (3) courses a semester
Scholarship/Research aligned with the Department?s Tenure and Promotion Policy
Provide strategic and operational leadership in administering the MSW program
Developing partnerships with community-based organizations
Overseeing the recruitment, evaluation and retention of high-quality faculty
Representing the MSW Program within the university and with external constituencies
Leading the design of the curriculum to accomplish program outcomes
Prepare MSW class schedule and faculty assignments
Advise and mentor BSW and MSW students
Chair the MSW Admissions Committee
Lead the recruitment process (MSW Information sessions and other external recruitment efforts)
Schedule and lead the MSW Student Orientation for incoming students
Prepare documents and reports related to the MSW Program as needed for the Department, College, the University, and CSWE
Attend monthly Graduate Council Meetings
Ensure graduate applications and other documents are submitted in a timely manner
Provide updates regarding the MSW program in monthly faculty meetings
Attend regularly scheduled administrative team meetings
LARRY WILLIAMS, Ph.D.
Larry Williams is the Director of the MSW program and Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at the North Carolina Central University. He received his Ph.D. in Policy Analysis, Planning and Organization Development and a cognate in education leadership from Clark Atlanta University and received his Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia. In Addition, Dr. Williams has completed a six month internship in addiction medicine at the Morehouse School of Medicine (Cork Institute), a postdoctoral certificate in integrative health from the West Chester University, Postdoctoral studies in global health from the University of Texas, Social epidemiology and international maternal and child health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Upon completion of his Ph.D., Dr. Williams served as a Faculty member at Texas A&M University System and West Chester University before accepting a position at North Carolina Central University. In 2005, Dr. Williams was awarded the prestigious Fulbright-Group Abroad Project to China where he conducted extensive research on the implications of the one child policy.
In 2008, Dr. Williams joined the Faculty at North Carolina Central University. A new and energetic Faculty member, Dr. Williams developed the well-known children and family program. This program has the distinction of producing graduates who hold influential positions in state, nonprofit, and community organizations.
Dr. Williams continues to contribute to his Department and to the University. One such example includes his significant contribution in the accreditation process for the MSW Program. An accredited programs position our graduates effectively compete at the local, national and international levels.
Prior to joining the Faculty at North Carolina Central University, he worked for nine years on Wall Street as a legal assistant and held various other positions in the corporate sector. He also has extensive executive experience in the private sector, where he held various positions in nonprofit and human service organizations.
A humanitarian at heart, Dr. Williams volunteered with the less fortunate in his community. This experience caused Dr. Williams to join the Georgia Department of Corrections where worked in forensic mental health receiving level five certifications in crisis intervention and suicide prevention.
A student friendly Professor, Dr. Williams believes learning should be more than conceptualmore than an accumulation of facts, theories, and ideas; it should be transformational. Learning in its truest form should expand how we perceive, and interact with our fellow human beings. He integrates theory with application to real life events in the teaching-learning process. He accomplishes this by creating opportunities for cultural immersion experiences and service learning projects within the classroom, as a vital component of his teaching.
Dr. Williams continues to contribute to the scholarly discourse and through his research publications in his field of interests on power and oppression of minority populations, Forensic mental health, global health policy, and HIV/AIDS. He has also opted to lecture extensively throughout the United States, Africa, Brazil, Cuba, Australia, Europe, the Caribbean and the Peoples Republic of China.