Faculty Profile for Dr. Howard Earl Williams

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Dr. Howard Earl Williams
Lecturer — School of Criminal Justice & Criminology
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., Oriola, T. B., & Reinhard, D. J. (n.d.). Fatal officer involved shootings following the use of TASER conducted energy weapons. The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles.
  • Kroll, M. W., Brave, M. A., Hall, S. L., Kroll, R. M., & Williams, H. E. (n.d.). Pneumatic impedance of spit socks and N95 masks: The applicability to death investigation. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology.
  • Kroll, M. W., Ross, D. L., Brave, M. A., & Williams, H. E. (n.d.). Police shootings after electrical weapon seizure: Homicide or suicide‑by‑cop. International Journal of Legal Medicine.
  • Kroll, M. W., Melinek, J., Martin, J. A., Brave, M. A., & Williams, H. E. (n.d.). Electrical-weapon confusion officer-involved shootings: Homicide or accident? Science & Justice.
  • Kroll, M. W., Ritter, M. B., Kennedy, E. A., Silverman, N. K., Shindler, R., Brave, M. A., & Williams, H. E. (2019). Eye injury from electrical weapon probes: Mechanisms and treatment. American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 37(3), 427–432.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society Favorite Professor. April 2021
  • 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. May 2016

Selected Service Activities

Member
Occupational Health and Safety Committee
October 2020-Present
Undergraduate Advisor
Young Conservatives of Texas
August 2018-Present
Undergraduate Advisor
Theta Chi
September 2016-Present
Member
Non-tenure Line Faculty Committee, Texas State University
September 2015-Present
Member
Executive Masters Degree Program
June 2018-Present