Brendan Williams

Dr. Brendan “BW” Williams joined Nichols College to help develop job-ready students. His preparation for this responsibility arises from decades of experience as a practitioner, an adjunct faculty member, and pursuing degrees and certifications. Professionally, Brendan provided risk management, including enterprise risk management services, to companies ranging from Fortune 50 to sole proprietorship startups. Key successes in the professional arena include finding solutions that overcame a barrier that led to the development of a ubiquitous consumer product. Another success was helping to build the business plan and to assist in bringing this plan to fruition, a model that humanized the long-term care services provided to individuals with HIV/AIDS. In academia, adjunct appointments have included University of Connecticut, University of Kansas, University of New Haven, and other institutions.

Brendan’s learning community members often comment on classroom discussions that link BW’s professional experience with course content. A course with BW will also include building competency in various work-ready technology skills.


  • Doctor of Business Administration, Walden University, Leadership & Finance, Honor Societies, Golden Key, Delta Mu Delta
  • Master of Business Administration, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Management
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Connecticut, Economics

Certificates & Licenses

  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) The Institutes
  • Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans & the Wharton School University of Pennsylvania
  • CEBS with pathway certifications GBA, RPA, & CMS
  • Certified Revenue Cycle Representative (CRCR) Healthcare Financial Management Association


Invited Presentations

  • Williams, B.E. (Moderator), Babatope, F., Brimhall. B. & Burris, M. (2019, October). Building a strong culture with transformational leadership. Becker’s Hospital Review 5th Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference, Chicago, IL
  • Levick, R. & Williams, B.E. (2018). Reputation: The risk of risks. ASRHM National Convention, Nashville, TN
  • Sharma, J. & Williams, B.E, (2016). ERM: Ready, set, GO! ASHRM National Convention, Orlando, FL
  • Members of the education committee, (2015, Spring). Stump the risk manager, e-cig by Williams, B.E. NNESRHM Spring Education Conference, Portsmouth, NH
  • Graydon-Baker, E. & Williams, B.E. (2014, Spring). Good Catch. NNESRM Spring Education Conference, Portsmouth, NH

Invited Presentations

  • Journal of Healthcare Risk Management, editorial review board member
  • Society CPCU, Chair Student Action Committee
  • Northeast Regional Council Institute of Management Accountants, Board Member

Courses Taught

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Advanced Excel
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Faculty lead for the three course MBA Track/Certificate in healthcare data analytics

Brendan Williams

Assistant Professor of Accounting