Henry Williams, Ph.D.

Provost Fellow; Director, Emerging Leaders Scholars Program

Purdue University

Dr. Henry E. Williams, Ph.D. is a 2020/22 Provost Fellow at Purdue University. He is also Director of Emerging Leaders Scholars Program for Diversity and Inclusion in the Office of the Provost. In the past he has held other positions in the Purdue system such as Associate Dean of Graduate programs at Purdue University Northwest, where he was promoted to tenured Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership, and Department Chair in the College of Business at Purdue North Central.

He has over 20 years of experience in operations management in the public sector. During his ladder years, he served on the labor contract negotiation teams, handled hundreds of EEO claims, as well as grievance and unemployment hearings. During that time he also utilized his talent and experience working with a variety of public and private agencies as a consultant delivering an array of human resources services including labor relations, conflict resolution, performance efficiency and effectiveness, executive coaching, and executive salary negotiations. He has a BA in Developmental Psychology, a MA in Organizational Psychology, a MBA International Business, and a PhD in Organization Development. As scholar he has published in some of the top journal in his field in the areas of leadership and organizational change and public-sector leadership.