Edward Williams, Sr., PP, AICP, CSI

Adjunct Professor

Williams, Edward


4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

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Edward Williams, Sr., PP, AICP, CSI

Adjunct Professor

Areas of Specialization

Real Estate Development

Urban Planning


Doctorate in Strategic Leadership, Regent University 

MS in Urban Planning and Policy Development, Rutgers University 

Master of Public Administration, Rutgers University 

BA in Urban Studies and Public Administration, Rutgers University

Dr. Edward Williams has been employed by the City of Camden Department of Planning and Development since August, 1987.  He is currently the Director for this Department.  He is responsible for Planning and Zoning Administration, Capital Improvements, the Urban Enterprise Zone Program, and Housing Services. He is a licensed professional planner in the State of New Jersey and a certified planner with the American Institute for Certified Planners. He has served as a lecturer at Rutgers University and Camden County College.  He is a member of the Congress for the New Urbanism and the American Planning Association. His research interests involve Redevelopment Planning, Community Development, Emotional Intelligence, and Urbanism.

He has received notable honors from Pi Alpha Alpha (The National Honor Society for Public Administration) in 1996, Outstanding College Student of America, 1987, Outstanding Senior of the Year, 1987, Outstanding Student Congress Member, 1986, Outstanding Young Men of America, in 1989, and listed in Who’s Who in the East in 1998.  He has recently received the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Government Service from the Camden City Council and Camden County Board of Freeholders in 2001.

Dr. Williams received a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Public Administration in 1987 from Rutgers University-Camden College of Arts and Sciences.  He also received a Master of Public Administration from Rutgers University, The Graduate School-Camden in 1992, and a Master of Science in Urban Planning and Policy Development from Rutgers University-The Graduate School-New Brunswick in 1998, a Master’s certificate from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Project Management in 2004, and a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in 2009 from Regent University.  He currently holds a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Regent University, completed a Certificate in Theology and Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary, and studies Practical Theology at Regent University School of Divinity.