Wayne W. Williams

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Wayne W. Williams

  • Fox School of Business and Management

    • Accounting

      • Associate Professor of Instruction


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™.

Research Interests

  • Tax Policy and Compliance
  • Tax Planning
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth
  • Financial Literacy and decision-making
  • Student Learning Outcomes Success

Courses Taught




ACCT 2101

Financial Accounting


ACCT 2102

Managerial Accounting


ACCT 3531

Federal Taxes on Income


ACCT 3596



LGLS 3519

Tax, Estate and Trust Planning


ACCT 5209

Taxes & Business Strategy


Selected Publications


  • Blau, G., Williams, W., Jarrell, S., & Nash, D. (2019). Exploring common correlates of business undergraduate satisfaction with their degree program versus expected employment. Journal of Education for Business, 94(1), 31-39. doi: 10.1080/08832323.2018.1502144.