Dr. Ed Williams is a professor of education, technology professional, writer, author, and community activist He was born in Georgia, and has lived here practically all his life. He was raised and attended school in the metro Atlanta area, City of Atlanta and DeKalb County. His family roots are in the metro Atlanta.
He has lived in South DeKalb for the past 20 years in unincorporated DeKalb referred to as Decatur.
Dr. Ed Williams has advocated for good government and has been a leader in the opposition of dividing DeKalb County up into cities.
Dr. Ed Williams formerly served as an Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership at Clark Atlanta University. He received a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from Georgia Tech. He received the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Clark Atlanta University, Master’s degree in Computer Science from Clark Atlanta University, and a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from Morehouse College. Dr. Williams has held numerous jobs, including Managing Director of a computer technology consultant company; and a University Professor.
Dr. Ed Williams served as a board member of the International Society for Educational Planning where he has presented several papers relating to student achievement, leadership, and professional development.
Dr. Ed Williams is the founder and chair of the Concerned Citizens Against Cityhood in DeKalb and Concerned Citizens for Effective Government http://ccegdekalb.blogspot.com and http://www.facebook.com/ccegdekalb and a member of Reform DeKalb
Dr. Ed Williams has been a community activist and leader speaking out on issues including opposing cityhood, fixing the water bill problem, Flatshoals Bridge Construction Delay, Crime, Police Pay, Education, Economic Development, Leadership at the County level, and Social Justice Issues. He has spoken at the DeKalb BOC, State Capital, Grady Hospital, MARTA, ATL LINK, Community Forums, and Stone Mountain Park. He has appeared on several news stories including CBS News, and several local news stations, and radio program including WABE and V-103. In addition he has written several articles which have appeared in local newspapers including On Common Grounds, Crossroadsnews, Decaturish, DeKalb Free Press and The Champion, Atlanta Daily World, Rolling Out, and AJC.
Dr. Ed Williams has written several recommendations for state and local government reform and several journal articles on education and planning.