Theology Educator (Retired), Consultant
Company: Vanguard University of Southern California
Location: Costa Mesa, California, United States
William Corey Williams, Ph.D., Retired Theology Educator at the Vanguard University of Southern California and Consultant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in theology and higher education.
Utilizing more than four decades of industry experience, Dr. Williams is a prominent figure in the field of theology, having been a professor of the Old Testament at the Vanguard University of Southern California from 1969 to 2009. Commencing his career as a reference librarian in the Hebraic section of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, in 1967, he subsequently served as a visiting professor at multiple institutions, including Regent University, the Institute of Holy Land Studies, Mattersey Bible College, Continental Bible College, the Asian Theological Center for Evangelism Missions and Fuller Theological Seminary. In addition, he has been a translation consultant for multiple versions of the Bible.
To prepare for his career, Dr. Williams pursued formal education at the Northeastern Bible Institute, where he earned a diploma in ministerial studies. Thereafter, he received a Bachelor of Arts in biblical studies and a Master of Arts in religion from Central Bible College, and a Master of Arts in Hebrew and Near Eastern studies and Doctor of Philosophy in Hebrew language and literature from New York University. Subsequent to obtaining his degrees, he completed postgraduate coursework at Hebrew University and the Institute for Holy Land Studies. He has since authored two books, edited one book and contributed myriad articles to professional journals.
In recognition of his outstanding contributions to theology and higher education, Dr. Williams received the Distinguished Educator’s Award from the Assemblies of God and was formerly a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow, a National Defense Foreign Language fellow of New York University, and an Alumni Scholar of the Northeast Bible Institute.
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