He holds a D.Phil and M.Phil from the University of Oxford, where he was a Clarendon Scholar; and an M.A. and Th.M. from Regent College (Vancouver, Canada). His current research examines the tradition of Didascalic Christian Humanism, focusing on the works of Hugh of St. Victor, Philip Melanchthon, and John Henry Newman. Dr. Williams’ broader academic interests include virtue ethics, the history of education, religious political theology, Dante Alighieri’s Commedia, and the intersection of moral theology and social anthropology. He is the co-editor of Everyday Ethics: Moral Theology and the Practices of Ordinary Life (Georgetown University Press, 2019).
Dr. Williams is a board member of the Philadelphia Commons Institute, and is an Academic Fellow of the Alcuin Fellowship and a Research Fellow of the Institute for Classical Education. He also taught Theology, Philosophy, and Literature at Cair Paravel Latin School (Topeka, KS); led Quo Vadis Travel Seminars in Europe and the United States; and has experience in several fields of business.