Dr. Arthur J. Williams

Professor Emeritus of Counseling and Human Sciences
Department of Counseling


  • B.A., Augusta College, 1972
  • M.Ed., Ph.D., Georgia State University, 1979, 1992

Dr. Art Williams was Chair of the Counseling and Human Sciences Department for 20 years. He was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to the Composite Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists. Dr. Williams was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Licensed Professional Counselor Association and also named “Teacher of the Year” by the Tift College of Education. He was named Chair of the Human Services and Criminal Justice Programs by JoAnna Watson, Dean of University College, Mercer University.

Dr. Williams has been involved in assisting community leaders and clergy in Newtown, Connecticut in understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He has been involved in training MARTA police officers who wanted to be promoted to Sergeant and has also been involved in training individuals who wanted to be certified as a substance abuse counselor. Dr. Williams has trained nurses from Piedmont Health Systems on how to be a health coach, as well as trained law enforcement officers from Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina in Communications, Leadership Techniques, and Stress Management. He has taught leadership and communication skills to court service workers, juvenile probation officers, wardens, D.A.R.E officers, teachers, principals, field training officers, GBI agents, mental health institution staff, and police chiefs. Dr. Williams is a member of the Georgia Mental Health Crises Consortium.

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