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George Williams

Faculty Athletic RepresentativeGeorge Williams

George Williams, Jr., Professor of Art, earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts at California College of the Art where he majored in Illustration.  He completed his Master of Fine Arts at Claremont Graduate University where he majored in painting.  After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts he spent 13 years in advertising, and his professional endeavors ranged from freelance illustrator, graphic designer, layout artist and outdoor advertising artist.  George Williams entered academia in 1996 and before his arrival to Beloit College in 1999, he taught at Claremont Graduate School, Pomona College, and five regional junior colleges in the Southern California area.  In 2004 Williams became the first tenured African American professor in the history of Beloit College.  He has earned various teaching awards, including, Beloit College's Phee Bong Kang Innovation in Technology-Based Instruction, four Who's Who Among America's Teachers, and Pomona College's Award for most influential teacher, in his first semester at the college.  Williams has presented papers as a panelist at numerous conferences, most recently at the National Race and Pedagogy Conference at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.  The title of session, "Notions of Identity: A Visual Investigation of the Schizophrenic Relationship between the African American Male Body and Mainstream Culture."  His work has been exhibited nationally in solo and groups exhibitions from California, Arizona, Illinois, and Wisconsin.  His course offerings range from advanced painting and drawing, to graphic design and illustration, and computer art and visual communication.