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Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2007 (Management Information Systems)
M.S.M., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1990
B.E.E., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1985 (Electrical Engineering)
Prior to joining the SIUE faculty, Dr. Williams was a doctoral candidate in the Management Information Systems Department, and an applications analyst principal in the Office of Information Technology, in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He earned his Ph.D. in 2007 and his dissertation examined the coordinating process in federated IT governance structures.
Dr. Williams has over 15 years professional experience. He was an executive vice president Definition 6, an Atlanta-based internet and marketing consultancy. He was a founding partner in an internet start-up. Clay was the Atlanta region manager and a project manager for Nexgenix, an Irvine, CA based technology consultancy. He worked at Deloitte & Touche as a consulting manager focused on business process re-engineering. Dr. Williams' primary teaching area is the management and implementation of information technology to support operational, tactical, and planning decisions in organizations.
His current research involves understanding the process of coordinating in federated IT governance structures to achieve organizational level outcomes. Dr. Williams' prior research has been presented at Academy of Management Conferences (2005, 2006) and Americas Conferences on Information Systems (2004).