Tony Williams, PhD

Dr. Tony Williams is assistant professor in the Master’s of Organizational Leadership program at Creighton University.  Classes he teaches include Strategic Planning, Leadership Development, Introduction to Leadership Studies and Engaging and Retaining Human Capital. 

Dr. Williams has over fifteen years of leadership experience and has ten years of experience teaching leadership to graduate students.  He is passionate about his profession and is motivated to share his experiences as a means to critique, learn from and emulate.  “Helping students put leadership theory to action in their professional careers and personal lives is what excites and motivates me. My students often comment that they appreciate my straight forward feedback and high standards”.

Upon completing a bachelor’s degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Dr. Williams entered flying training with the United States Air Force. He has over 3,200 flight hours in the KC-135 and C-141. Throughout his 21-year career of actively flying, he was in a leadership position or teaching leadership to military officers from all over the world.

While completing duties in the USAF, he earned an MBA from Gonzaga University and a Ph.D. from the University of North Dakota. His experience as a working adult while attending school is one of the things that attracted him to the MSOL program at Creighton. This shared experience allows him to educate and mentor his students while providing proof that working full time and being a full-time graduate student can be accomplished!

In addition to academia, Dr. Williams enjoys flying, traveling, fishing and surfing.

View a full listing of Dr. Williams’ publications and honors.