Dr. Clarence Williamson was recently named dean of Anderson University School of Public Service and Administration.
Williamson is a veteran law enforcement officer and university professor with over 45 years of combined experience.
Williamson, an adjunct professor at Anderson and retired major and bureau commander with the Guilford, North Carolina Sheriff’s Office now leads AU’s academic programs in emergency preparedness/homeland security and law enforcement.
Williamson earned a master’s of Public Administration degree in 2001 from North Carolina Central University, and in 2010 earned a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from North Carolina A&T State University. He retired from the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office in June 2018 after a 30-year law enforcement career as a major and bureau commander. He has 18 years of higher education teaching experience with teaching and research emphasis in the areas of public administration and public policy, criminal justice, research methods, law enforcement and public management and leadership studies. He currently serves as board chair for Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine, Inc. as well as serving on the board of directors for Alcohol and Drug Services of the Triad, and Greensboro Youth Baseball, Inc.