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David Brian Williams, Ph.D.
Emeritus School of Music
Illinois State University
Campus Committee Work
University: Chair, Executive Committee for Academic Technology (ECAT), 2000-2003;
Chair, Campus Mass E-mail Policy Committee; Chair, USA Patriot Act Task Force; Chair,
Campus Portal Advisory Group; Provost's Advisory Council (2000-2003); Member of the
campus academic computing advisory council (1979-2003); Provost's technology strategic
planning committee (1999); President Wallace's Strategic Planning Committee (1992),
President Wallace's University Academic Enhancement Committee (1993), Chair of the
President’s VISION 2000 Strategic Planning Committee for Academic Computing (1993),
University College Research Coordinators Committee, Technology Tuition Fee Committee,
NCA Evaluation Technology Subcommittee.
College and Departmental: Chair of the College Research Committee, College Council,
Dean’s Chairs Council, Chair of the College Computer Advisory Committee. While Acting
Dean: Dean’s Council, Provost’s Advisory Council, Shakespeare Festival Board, Friends of
the Arts Board, Performing Arts Center Planning Committee.
Williams’ distinguished career has included teaching and
administrative appointments at Illinois State University, SWRL
Educational Research Laboratory, California State Los Angeles, Southern Methodist University, the University of Washington,
and the University of Guam. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education
and a Master of Music Theory degree from Northwestern Louisiana
State University and a PhD in Systematic Musicology from the University
of Washington. His technology work broadly covers multimedia and
Internet applications, music and arts technology education, the
development of software applications for music education, and the
management of information and instructional technology resources. While at ISU he created the arts technology interdisciplinary program in 1980, a program now offering bachelor and master degrees for some 150 students; the program was recently renamed Creative Technologies.
He is a much-invited speaker, clinician, and consultant to many professional meetings, universities, public schools, and business organizations. He is a Past President of The College Music Society and a Member of the Executive Board of TI:ME and serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Music, Technology and Music Education and the Journal of Technology in Music Learning. His compositions and arrangements are for various wind, choral and vocal, opera, and multimedia genres.