Craig Williams is a lecturer in the Department of Management and soon-to-retire VP of Global Organizational Effectiveness for Walmart.
Williams began teaching Human Resources Management part-time at ECU in Jan. 2013. After he retires from Walmart this summer, he will begin a full-time position as a Teaching Instructor with the Department of Management.
Born and raised in Haw River, N.C., Williams' 30-year career in Human Resources has taken him to five companies: GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Wachovia-Wells Fargo, Johnson & Johnson, and Walmart. He has also served on the College's Business Advisory Council for the past two years.
Williams earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Psychology from East Carolina University and his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from North Carolina State University. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Society for Human Resource Management and has completed executive programs at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He is also licensed as a real estate broker in North Carolina. Williams' wife Cindy is also an ECU alumni, and together they have a nine year old daughter, Ashley.