Robert L. Williams

Robert (Rob) L. Williams, Ph.D.

Rob is an organizational psychologist and Senior Fellow at the Center for Ethics and Leadership at the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He teaches leadership in the Executive MBA and has facilitated more than 20 local, national, and international leadership programs in healthcare, higher education, and social change. He was selected by the Kellogg Foundation as a national leadership fellow for 1984-87.

He was the founding facilitator and program director for the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL) which has more than 600 alumni in all sectors and regions of the state. In 2018, he was named “Conservationist of the Year” by the Georgia Conservancy.

His consulting work has focused on healthcare and health status and capacity building in the US and with global foundations in Brazil, Ethiopia, and South Africa. He has also facilitated large scale social change initiatives in the American South starting in the late 1960s and, more recently, environmental conflict resolution in communities and among states.

He began his career as a documentary filmmaker and writer and was director of both public television and radio stations. He was the sound recordist and co-producer for “It’s a Mean Old World” documentary of blind Black blues singer Pearly Brown, an award-winner in 1978 London Film Festival.