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telecommunications educator

Gilbert Anthony Williams, American telecommunications educator. Ford Foundation fellow, New York City, 1973; recipient Ford/Public Broadcasting Service scholarship, Public Broadcasting Service, New York City, 1979; NATPE Faculty Development grantee, National Association television Program Executives, New York City, 1984; recipient Bureau of Economic Analysis Faculty Development award Blast Education Association, Washington, 1986.


Williams, Gilbert Anthony was born on October 6, 1951 in McComb, Mississippi, United States. Son of L.V. and Johnyne (Moses) Williams.


Bachelor, Dillard University, 1973. Master of Science, University Illinois, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1979.


News reporter WGSO Radio Station, New Orleans, 1972-1973. Communications specialist Champaign (Illinois) School District, 1975-1977. Program coordinator WILL-television/12, Urbana, Illinois, 1977-1979.

Assistant professor Howard University, Washington, 1980-1982. Associate professor Michigan State University, East Lansing, from 1982. Director Affirmative Action Graduate Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1989-1990, Telecommunications Graduate Studies, since 1991.

Fellow Committee on Institutional Cooperation, Chicago, 1991-1992.


Member 101 Black Men, Birmingham, Alabama, 1990-1991. Member Broadcast Education Association, International Radio & television Society (Superior Achievement award 1987), television Programming Conference, University of Illinois Alumni Association, World Future Society.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, weight lifting.


Married Kimberly Elaine, August 13, 1983. Children: Janelle, Malik.

L.V. Williams

Johnyne (Moses) Williams

Kimberly Elaine

Janelle Williams

Malik Williams