Walter E. Williams
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. Walter E. Williams holds a B.A. degree in economics from California State University - Los Angeles, and M.A. and Ph.D degrees in economics from UCLA. He also holds a Doctor of Humane Letters from Virginia Union University and Grove City College and a Doctor of Laws from Washington and Jefferson College.
He serves on the faculty of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, as John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics. From 1995 to 2001, he served as department chairman. In addition, he serves as an Adjunct Professor of Economics at Grove City College in Grove City, PA. He has also served on the faculties of Los Angeles City College, California State University Los Angeles, and Temple University in Philadelphia.
Dr. Williams is the author of over eighty publications which have appeared in scholarly journals such as Economic Inquiry, American Economic Review, Georgia Law Review, Journal of Labor Economics, and Social Science Quarterly, as well as popular publications like Newsweek, Freeman, National Review, Reader's Digest, Cato Journal, and Policy Review.
He has made scores of radio and television appearances which include "Nightline," "Firing Line," "Face the Nation," Milton Friedman's "Free To Choose," "Crossfire," "MacNeil/Lehrer," "Wall Street Week" and many more. Dr. Williams writes a weekly syndicated column which is carried by approximately 160 newspapers and is a regular commentator for "Nightly Business Report." He is also an occasional substitute host for the "Rush Limbaugh" show.
He has authored six books: America: A Minority Viewpoint, The State Against Blacks, which was later made into the PBS documentary "Good Intentions," All It Takes Is Guts, South Africa's War Against Capitalism, which was later revised for South African publication, Do the Right Thing: The People's Economist Speaks, and More Liberty Means Less Government.
Dr. Williams serves on several boards of directors such as Citizens for a Sound Economy, Reason Foundation and Hoover Institution. He serves on advisory boards of: Landmark Legal Foundation, Alexis de Tocqueville Institute, Cato Institute and others.
Dr. Williams has received numerous fellowships and awards including: Hoover Institution National Fellow, Ford Foundation Fellow, Valley Forge Freedoms Foundation George Washington Medal of Honor, Adam Smith Award, California State University Distinguished Alumnus Award, George Mason University Faculty Member of the Year, and Alpha Kappa Psi Award.
Dr. Williams has participated in numerous debates, conferences and lectures in the United States and abroad. He has frequently given expert testimony before Congressional committees on public policy issues ranging from labor policy to taxation and spending. He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and the American Economic Association.
Previously posted at FR, June 2001, by Clara Lou.
Dr. Williams mentioned this amnesty certificate on Rush's show today. Suitable for framing, forwarding to racebaiters, or friends and fellow equal-opportunists. A welcome gift for every tongue-tied gentleman and lady GOP member who's tired of being bullied and slandered by the spoiled and unaccountable far-left wing of the DNC-press.
Huh! I'm a W&J grad, and I didn't know they ever offered such a degree.