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Brian N. Williams

Associate Professor of Public Policy, University of Virginia

Professor Brian N. Williams, PhD, is associate professor of public policy at the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia, after previous faculty appointments at Florida State University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Georgia. His research centers on issues related to demographic diversity, local law enforcement, and public governance, with special attention devoted to the co-production of public safety and public order, inclusive of how the experiences and perceptions of individuals affect the formation and functioning of working partnerships between local law enforcement and community residents.


  • 2010–2018
    Associate Professor of Public Administration & Policy, University of Georgia
  • 2005–2009
    Assistant Professor of Public Administration & Policy, University of Georgia

Professional Memberships

  • Public Management Research Association
  • Police Executive Research Forum


Member. Trust Advisory Board - International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).