Michael J. Williams

Title
Professor
Email
Department
Management, Marketing and Operations Department
College
College of Business

Office Hours

Currently by appointment only in COB 222. Please email williams@erau.edu, or text/call 386-299-4754 to make an appointment.

Areas of Expertise

Aviation Maintenance

Aviation Management

Information Systems

Radio Frequency Identification

Intermodal Transportation

Michael J. Williams


Dr. Michael J. Williams is a Professor of Management in the Department of Marketing, Management and Operations, David. B. O’Maley College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.  He has been with Embry-Riddle since 1984 and his academic areas of expertise include information systems, radio frequency identification (RFID), intermodal transportation, and aviation maintenance management. Dr. Williams holds a Ph.D. in Computer Technology from Nova Southeastern University,  and a Masters of Aviation Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Certifications include: Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), FAA A&P Mechanic, FAA Part 107 sUAS, and CompTIA RFID+.   His research interests include: aircraft maintenance, aviation management, radio frequency identification (RFID), information systems, and intermodal transportation systems.  Dr. Williams’ work has appeared in such publications as the Journal of Air Transportation, World Review of Science, Technology & Sustainable Development, World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research, Multimodal Transport Security: Frameworks and Policy Applications in Freight and Passenger Transport, and the International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace.


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Computing Technology in Education, Nova Southeastern University
  • M. - Master in Aviation Management, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • B. - Bachelor in Professional Aeronautics: Aircraft Maintenance, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • A. - Associate in Aviation Maintenance Technology, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

  • Accredited Senior Appraiser - American Society of Appraisers
  • Remote Pilot - Federal Aviation Administration
  • Mechanic - Federal Aviation Administration

  • BA 320: Business Information Systems
  • BA 125: Foundations in Bus Data Analyt
  • BA 215: Transportation Principles

UNIV-101 Student Success
AMT-202 Aircraft Wood, Fabric, and Finishes
AMT-208 Aircraft Landing Gear Systems
AVMT-111 Applied Science for the Aviation Technician
AVMT-112 Aviation Regulations, Records, and Documents
AVMT-115 Direct Current Electricity
AVMT-213 Aircraft Instruments and Communication/Navigation Systems
AVMT-214 Aircraft Composite Structures
AVMT-217 Aircraft Non-Metalic Structures
BA-120 Introduction to Computer-Based Systems
BA-201 Principles of Management
BA-214 Transportation Principles
BA-230 Advanced Computer-Based Systems

BA-320 Management Information Systems
BA-336 Electronic Commerce
BA-419 Aviation Maintenance Management
BA-503A Business Foundations - Management
BA-521 Global Information Systems
BA-616 Electronic Commerce
IT-109 Introduction to Computers




REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES:

  • Santonino III, M., Koursaris, C., and Williams, M (2018), RFID-Blockchain Application in the Modernization of Supply Chain in the Aviation Sector for Airbus, International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace.  Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Vol. 5 (2018), No. 4, (https://commons.erau.edu/ijaaa/vol5/iss4/4/).
  • Williams, M., Rhoades, D., and Simms, T. (2013), High-Speed Rail:  Will It Change the Dynamics of U.S. Intercity Passenger Travel, World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research.  Inderscience Publishers, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 73-95
  • Arnaud, A and Williams, M. (2010), Innovation for Sustainability: The Transformation of the Transportation System, World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research - Special Issue:  Dynamics of Innovation and Competitive Strategy in Transportation Research. Inderscience Publishers.  Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 215-229..
  • Williams, M. and Rhoades, D. (2006), Meeting the Needs of the Aviation Industrythrough Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools World Review of Science, Technology, and Sustainable Development, vol. 3 (3), pp. 235-246.
  • Rhoades, D., Williams, M. & Green D. (2006), Imperfect Substitutes:  Competitive Analysis Failure of U.S. Intercity Passenger Rail, World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research. Inderscience Publishers.  Vol. 1, No. 1.
  • Rhoades, D., Reynolds, R., Waguespack, Jr., B., & Williams, M, (2005); the Effect of Line Maintenance Activity on Airline Safety Quality, Journal of Air Transportation. University of Omaha Aviation Institute.  Vol. 10, No. 1.
  • Grimshaw, G., Rhoades, D., & Williams, M. (2004); Selling Space:  Revitalizing Interest in Aerospace Technology Careers. World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development. Inderscience Enterprises, Ltd., UK.  Vol. 1, No. 1.

OTHER REFEREED PUBLICATIONS:

  • Rhoades, D., and Williams, M. (2018) Safety and Security in Brazilian Aviation, A chapter in Air Transport Security: Issues, Challenges and National Policies, edited by Joseph S. Szyliowicz, Luca Zamparini, UK.
  • Williams, M. (2016) Multimodal Freight Transportation Security in Brazil. A chapter in Multimodal Transport Security: Frameworks and Policy Applications in Freight and Passenger Transport, edited by Joseph S. Szyliowicz, Luca Zamparini, Genserik L.L. Reniers and Dawna L. Rhoades, UK.
  • Reynolds, R., Fedorovich, S. & Williams, M. (2008) Human Resource Implications of Computers; chapter (66) in the Encyclopedia of Human Resources Information Systems: Challenges in e-HRM; (July 2008), pp 451-456.
  • Williams, M.J., Rhoades D.L (2008) Airline Distribution Systems: History, Challenges, and Solutions; A chapter in World Sustainable Development Outlook 2007; Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development in the 21st Century, edited by Alam Ahmed.  Pp 163-171.
  • Williams, M.J., Cunningham, C. (2008) The Use of Advanced RFID Tracking Methods for Insuring the Security and Integrity of Container Shipped Cargo; A chapter in World Sustainable Development Outlook 2006; Managing Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future , edited by Alam Ahmed.  Pp 265-274.
  • Rhoades, Dawna L. and Williams, M.J. (2005)  A Comparison of Highway Rail Crossing Accidents in the United States and Canada: a chapter in World Sustainable Development Outlook 2005;  Global Competitiveness:  A Common Goal in a Digital Society, edited by Alam Ahmed.  Pp 69-82.



Florida Air National Guard, Aircraft Technician, 1982-83.
U.S. Air Force, Aircraft Technician, 1976-1982

COMPTIA RFID+ Certification – 2011


Outstanding Teacher Award Nominee, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach Campus, Spring 2007.
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2006 edition.
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2005 edition.
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2004 edition.
Faculty Appreciation Award, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Senior Class, Spring 2001.
Volusia County Volunteer Firefighter/EMT, 1993-2003
FAA Designated Mechanic Examiner, 1990-2001.
Department of Technology Chair’s Award
, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Spring 1998.
Faculty Appreciation Award, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Senior Class, Spring 1994.
Aircraft Maintenance Instructor of the Year.  Aircraft Technician Education Council (ATEC) presented in Salt Lake City, Utah, 1992.
AMT Faculty Member of the Year, Aircraft Maintenance Technology Department, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1992.
Aircraft Maintenance Technology Fellowship Award.  Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1984.