Adjunct Professorial Lecturer
Department of Government
M.A. Political Science, Washington State University B.A. Political Science, Trinity University
Tom Williams served on the staff of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (and its predecessor the Interior and Insular Affairs Committee) for more than 25 years. When he left the Committee in January of 1999 and retired from federal service, he was the Democratic Staff Director under Arkansas Senator Dale Bumpers. He also served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks at the Department of the Interior in 1993. Currently, Mr. Williams is a consultant and Director of Federal Projects for The Conservation Fund, an Arlington, Virginia, based non-profit land trust. He is the founder and president of The Williams Group, a consulting firm specializing in natural resource and public lands’ issues. Tom is an adjunct professor at American University in the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies and the School of Public Affairs where he teaches classes in the legislative process, the presidency, public policy, interest groups, energy and environmental policy and the impact of technology on democracy and our political institutions.