Peter Williams, PhD

Core Faculty, Dissertation Chair, The Graduate School


Areas of Expertise:

  • Human resource development
  • Adult Learning
  • Distance learning
  • Online learning
  • Leadership education and development
  • Applied research methodologies
  • Qualitative research
  • Cultural competencies


  • Ph.D. , Texas A&M University
  • M.Ed.,  Abilene Christian University
  • B.A. , Sam Houston State University


Defining distance education roles and competencies for higher education institutions: A computer-mediated Delphi study

Selected Publications:

  • “Graduate leadership students’ perspective on including spiritual topics,”  International Journal of Organizational Analysis, (2014)
  • “21st Century competencies for doctoral leadership faculty,” Innovative Higher Education (2011)
  • “Differences in self-regulation for on-line learning between first- and second-generation college students,” Research in Higher Education, (2004)

Selected Professional Experience

  • Director of Distance Education, Rogers State University, Oklahoma
  • Assistant Professor, Organizational Leadership, University of La Verne, California
  • Academic Dean, Baxter Institute, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • Consultant: training design, e-learning, organizational development
  • ESL Coordinator, Windham School District, Texas Department of Criminal Justice

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