Dr. Wayne W. Williams is an Assistant Professor of Accounting. He is also the Faculty Advisor for the National Association of Black Accountants.
Williams worked in several roles as an accounting and tax professional, financial advisor and administrative leader in private industry and government prior to joining academia.
He joined the Fox School from the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP), where he had served since 2004 as a faculty member and as the Department Chair for Business Administration before becoming the Director of Education Services for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, an entrepreneurship education program that was CCP’s largest grant award to date. At CCP, Williams served on committees to support the college’s five-year strategic plan and promote programs designed to improve success rates for students of color. He was appointed to Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s Task Force on Tax Policy and Economic Competitiveness in 2009. He is currently a member of the Philadelphia Department of Revenue Commissioner’s Tax Advisory Committee and concurrently serves on the City of Philadelphia’s Tax Reform Working Group, 2021-2022. Williams is a speaker for many organizations covering topics related to taxes, financial planning issues and small business growth.
Williams earned his Doctor of Education in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Master of Science in Taxation and Financial Planning from Widener University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the Fox School. He is also an IRS Enrolled Agent and Certified Financial Planner™.
- Tax Policy and Compliance
- Tax Planning
- Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth
- Financial Literacy and decision-making
- Student Learning Outcomes Success
- National Association of Black Accountants, Professional Member of the Year Award, 2018
- Accounting SPO Banquet Keynote Speaker, 2017
- Co-Author, “Exploring common correlates of business undergraduate satisfaction with their degree program versus expected employment,” Journal of Education for Business, 94, no.1 (September 27, 2018) 31-39.
- Co-Author, “Further Exploring Differences in Business Undergraduate Perceived Outcomes by Preferred Classroom Learning Environment,” Journal of Education and Learning 7, no. 5 (June 18, 2018): 20-30.
- Co-Author, “Challenges in Valuing Mergers and Acquisitions in the Wine Industry,” Journal of Wine Economics: Selected Proceedings, June 2018.
- Co-Author, “The Section 199A Passthrough Deduction,” Real Estate Law Journal 47, no. 1 (Summer 2018): 78-92.
- Federal Taxes on Income, ACCT 3531
- Auditing, ACCT 3596
- Accounting for Managerial and Investment Planning, ACCT 5001
- Concepts and Analysis of Financial Statements, ACCT 5207
- Taxes and Business Strategy, ACCT 5209
- Higher Education Economics and Finance, ED8102
- Temple University – Faculty Advisor, National Association of Black Accountants
- Temple University – Fox School of Business EO Ombudsperson
- Temple University Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) – Tax Return Reviewer
- City of Philadelphia Revenue Commissioner’s Tax Advisory Committee
- Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) – Loan Committee
- Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce – PHL Growth Council Connector
- YouthBuild Charter School – Finance Committee
- He is a regular contributor to local media on income tax and small business issues.
- "‘Do Black Lives Matter to Big Banks?’," The Laura Flanders Show, Sep. 26, 2021.
- "Digital Career Success Series: Money Matters," National Urban League, Sep. 15, 2021.
- "WURD Founders Day panel," WURD Radio, Aug. 26, 2021.
- "It killed our savings’: Hardest hit during COVID, Black and Hispanic businesses look to bounce back," Intelligencer , Aug. 1, 2021.