Dr. Jack Williams received his bachelor's degree at Rhodes College (Memphis, Tennessee) in biopsychology and a master's degree in education (MEd) at Georgia State University. Following graduation from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with a PhD, he studied neural regulation of cerebral blood flow, control of blood flow to the choroid plexus, and cardiovascular effects of ischemia and stroke in animal models at the University of Iowa Cardiovascular Center and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Dr. Williams began his academic career at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine (USD) in 1991 and has served as a professor in physiology since that time at USD, Belmont University (Nashville, Tennessee), or the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. For thirteen years, he served either as a health sciences dean or university provost/vice-president for academic affairs. His primary teaching expertise and activities include cardiovascular and respiratory physiology, evidence-based medicine, and biostatistics and epidemiology. In addition, Dr. Williams has a passionate interest in teaching and practicing activities of professional development and life balance through the Healer's Art and the Center for Courage and Renewal programs. His current research and scholarship interests are in evidence-based medicine, biostatistics, and medical education.
Rhodes College (Memphis, Tennessee)
MEd, Education (Physical Education, Exercise Science)
Georgia State University (Atlanta, Georgia)
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (Lubbock, Texas)
Cerebrovascular Physiology (1986-1989)
University of Iowa Cardiovascular Center
Cerebrovascular Physiology and Stroke (1989-1991)
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
cerebral blood flow and stroke