Assistant Dean for Washington Programs
Foreign policy analysis, decision-making, political psychology
Ryan Williams directs the Undergraduate Washington Semester Program as well as all DC-based graduate student programs. He also teaches the Global Policy Seminar & Practicum.
Before coming to Washington, Dr. Williams served as the Associate Director of Graduate Studies in Maxwell's International Relations Program for six years and previously as the Assistant Director at SU Abroad.
In a former life, he worked in investment banking and management consulting on both sides of the Atlantic, in New York and San Francisco, and more extensively in France and Germany. In Europe, Dr. Williams worked on cross-border mergers and acquisitions as well as initial public offerings on the German stock exchange.
He holds a BA in German, French, and International Business from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY as well as a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) from Tufts University's Fletcher School in Boston and an MBA from Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) School of Management in Paris. He also completed both an MA and PhD in Political Science at Maxwell.
Dr. Williams' broad academic interests include foreign policy analysis, decision-making, and political psychology. More narrowly, his doctoral research focused on cosmopolitanism, citizenship, and international education.