Faculty Profile for Dr. Howard Earl Williams

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Dr. Howard Earl Williams
Lecturer — School of Criminal Justice
HINE 118
phone: (512) 245-4906

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Before becoming a lecturer in the School of Justice at Texas State University, Dr. Williams was a police officer with 36 years of service. He served 25 years with the Austin Police Department, then served 11 years as Chief of Police in San Marcos before retiring in August, 2014.

Teaching Interests

Criminal Justice Administration
Policing

Research Interests

Arrest-Related Deaths
TASER Electronic Control Devices

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Williams, H. E. (Ed.). (2018). Police in American Society: Selected Readings for the Student Practitioner. San Diego, CA, USA: Cognella Academic Publishing.
  • Kroll, M. W., Ritter, M. B., Kennedy, E. A., Silverman, N. K., Shindler, R., Brave, M. A., & Williams, H. E. (n.d.). Eye injury from electrical weapon probes: Mechanisms and treatment. American Journal of Emergency Medicine.
  • Williams, H. E. (2018). Managing the Police in Post-Ferguson America. In Police in American Society: Selected Readings for the Student Practitioner. San Diego, CA, USA: Cognella Academic Publishing.
  • Kroll, M. W., Ritter, M. B., Kennedy, E. A., Silverman, N. K., Shinder, R., Brave, M. A., & Williams, H. E. (2018). Eye injuries from electrical weapon probes: Incidents, prevalence, and legal implications. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 55(1), 52–57.
  • Kroll, M. W., Ritter, M. B., & Williams, H. E. (2017). Fatal and non-fatal burn injuries with electrical weapons and explosive fumes. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 50(1), 6–11.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society Favorite Professor. April 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society Favorite Professor. November 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award for Excellence, Texas State University. August 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society Favorite Professor. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society Favorite Professor. 2015

Selected Service Activities

Undergraduate Advisor
Young Conservatives of Texas
August 2018-Present
Member
Executive Masters Degree Program
June 2018-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Criminology and Delinquency
December 2017-Present
Undergraduate Advisor
Theta Chi
2016-Present
Board of Directors
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, South Austin District
2016-Present