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Adam Williams, Ph.D.

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Chair/Associate Professor - Public Administration


Philanthropy/Public Administration/Real Estate


H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship

Dr. Adam M. Williams is an Associate Professor of Public Administration. He earned a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University and spent two years at Kennesaw State University and five years at the University of Illinois Springfield before joining NSU. He holds an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Alabama and B.A. in Political Science from Franklin College (Franklin, IN).

Adam’s teaching and research interests include but are not limited to public procurement, public sector budgeting and financial management, human resource management, theories of public organizations, efforts in sustainability, and public affairs education.

Along with research interests, Adam served as a reviewer for a number of journals including Public Administration Review, Journal of Public Procurement, Journal of Public Affairs Education, and others. More publications and information on his scholarly work are available through ORCID and ResearchGate.

  • Ph.D. - Florida Atlantic University - Public Administration
  • M.A. - University of Alabama - Public Administration

PUB 5439 Administrative Law and Ethics in the Public Sector

Bruce Blair & Adam Williams. University housing development: A P3 Approach, ASPA Annual Conference, 2016, n.l.

Darin Matthews & Adam Williams. Incorporation of sustainability requirements in public contracts: An examination of contract negotiation techniques and their cost benefit, 2016 On Sustainability Annual Conference, 2016, n.l.

Goktug Morcul, Adam Williams, Derek Slagle, Michele Tantardini & T. Vasavada. Trends in graduate programs in public affairs education: Public Administration and Public Policy degrees, Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration [NASPAA] annual conference, 2018, n.l.

Derek Slagle & Adam Williams. Doctoral education development of Public Administration and Public Policy, Teaching Public Administration Conference, 2017, n.l. Adam Williams, Alexandru Roman & Michael Bevis. Academic Accreditation in Public Procurement, NIGP Annual Forum, 2021, Virtual.

Adam Williams, Derek Slagle & Darrin Wilson. Scholars’ influence on their institutions: Reputation, prestige, & rankings, Midwest Public Affairs Conference, 2019, n.l.

Adam Williams & Derek Slagle. Faculty and students in public affairs education: Shaping education and practice through scholarly interests and hiring preferences, International Public Policy Association Annual Conference, 2019, n.l.

Adam Williams & Derek Slagle. Perceptions of public affairs doctoral education and the academic future of PA, Teaching Public Affairs Conference, 2018, n.l.

Adam Williams & James Travis Bland. The voice-advice sharing relationship: Accounting for the influence of the broader social structure or work climate, Midwest Public Affairs Conference, 2018, n.l.

Adam Williams & James Bland. Perception of voice and impacts on collaborative efforts in local government, Southeast Conference in Public Administration, 2017, n.i.

Adam Williams & Derek Slagle. Exploring doctoral Public Administration scholarship from an historical perspective, Midwest Public Affairs Conference, 2017, n.l.

Examining sustainable procurement: Its future within the profession, 2015 Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, 2015, n.l.

Darrin Wilson & Adam Williams. Exploring costs of local preferencing, 2015 On Sustainability Annual Conference, 2015, n.l.

Darrin Wilson, Derek Slagle & Adam Williams. Reviewing research quality and productivity of American and foreign institutions, Southeast Conference in Public Administration, 2014, n.l.

Bruce Blair, Derek Slagle, & Adam Williams (2021). Institutional and programmatic determinants for graduate public affairs' online education: Assessing the influence of faculty workload. Teaching Public Administration.

James Bland, Adam Williams, & Nicole Albertson (2021). Job-fit and high-performance versus high-empowerment HR: moderators of the PSM—organizational commitment relationship. Public Management Review.

Derek Slagle, Bob Blankenberger, & Adam Williams (2020). Are Online Doctoral Program Graduates Viewed as Hireable for Academic Positions? The Case of Public Affairs Programs. Journal of Continuing Higher Education.

Adam Williams & J. Bland (2020). Drivers of Social Engagement: Employee Voice-Advice Sharing Relationship. Review of Public Personnel Administration 40(4), pp. 669-690.

Goktug Morcol, Michele Tantardini, Adam Williams, & Derek Slagle (2020). Master of Public Administration and Master of Public Policy degrees: Differences and similarities in the curricula and course contents. Teaching Public Administration 38(3), pp. 313-332.

Adam Williams & Derek Slagle (2020). Perceived programmatic and institutional fit for faculty in public administration, policy, and affairs: An empirical study. Journal of Public Affairs Education.

Adam Williams, Derek Slagle, & Darrin Wilson (2020). Scholars' influence on their institutions: Reputation, prestige, and rankings. Teaching Public Administration 38(3), pp. 233-256.

Robert Blankenberger & Adam Williams (2020). COVID and the impact on higher education: The essential role of integrity and accountability. Administrative Theory & Praxis 42(3), pp. 404-423.

Derek Slagle & Adam Williams (2019). Changes in public affairs and administration doctoral research, 2000 and 2015. Journal of Public Affairs Education 25(4), pp. 441-456.

Adam Williams & Fion Lau (2018). Acknowledging knowledge: The perception of knowledge requirements for public procurement officials and their professional development. Journal of Public Procurement 18(1), 50-67.

Derek Slagle & Adam Williams (2018). Redefining the boundaries of Public Administration. Teaching Public Administration 36(3), pp. 259-275.

James Bland & Adam Williams (2018). Collaborative ties within: Public organizations and the latent capacity for advice network formation. Public Organization Review 19(3), pp. 367-386.

Bruce Blair & Adam Williams (2017). University Housing Development: A PPP Approach. Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs 3(3), pp. 320-335.

Fion Lau & Adam Williams (2015). Connecting the dots: Integrating and reinventing cultural theory, voice and collaboration. International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior 18(3), pp. 333-358.

Adam Williams & Darrin Wilson (2015). Exploring Costs of Local Preferencing: How Sustainable Procurement Can Create Sustainable Economic Development. International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability 11( ), pp. 23-34.

Adam Williams (2014). Local preferencing for local suppliers: examining the use of locality in public procurement. Public Money & Management 34(3), pp. 165-172.

Adam Williams, Derek Slagle, & Darrin Wilson (2014). Ranking universities for scholarship in public administration research 2006–2010. Journal of Public Affairs Education 20(3), pp. 393-412.

Adam Williams (2014). Succeeding in transportation infrastructure public-private partnerships: examining a theory using the case of the Port of Miami tunnel. International Journal of Procurement Management 7(1), pp. 35-49

Adam Williams (2014). Re-examining procurement tenders with respect to price: a transaction cost model of Portland procurement agencies. International Journal of Procurement Management 7(5), pp. 596-621.