JOHN P. WILLIAMS, Ph.D.  / [email protected]


2005-2020      University of Texas at Dallas, Ph.D. (History of Ideas)

Fields of Study:  

The First World War and the Lost Generation          Nazi Germany and the Holocaust          Immigration to the United States (1654-1924)

Dissertation:  Grant’s Third Charge:  A Tale of Scapegoating, Atonement, and  Affirmation during the Era of Reconstruction (1863-1877)

Thesis Advisor:  Dr. David Patterson, Hillel A. Feinberg Chair in Holocaust Studies

2000-2005       Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, MA (Liberal Arts)

1995-2000       Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA, MA (Teaching)

1991-1995       Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA, BA, Major: History

1987-1991       Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA, AA, Major: Paralegal Studies


2010 – present  Instructor, Collin College, Plano, TX

U.S. History to 1877 (lecture)

U.S. History from 1877 (lecture)

2014 – present   Instructor, Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, TX

U.S. History to 1877 (online)

U.S. History from 1877 (online)

World Civilization I (online)

2015 – present   Instructor, Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, TX

U.S. History to 1877 (lecture)

U.S. History from 1877 (lecture)

At-Risk Tutor (online)

2018 – 2019  Instructor, American History & Jewish Studies, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

U.S. History to 1877 (online)

U.S. History from 1877 (online/lecture)

Historical Anti-Semitism from Antiquity to present (lecture)

American Jewish Experience -1654 – present (lecture)


Journal Williams J.P. (2017) “Exodus Out of Europe: Jewish Diaspora Immigration from Central and Eastern Europe to the United States (1820-1914)”; Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, Volume 16, pp.85-102.

Book Chapter Williams J.P. (2018) The Flames of Louvain: Total War and the Destruction of European High Culture in Belgium by German Occupying Forces in August 1914. In: Rash F., Declercq C. (eds) The Great War in Belgium and the Netherlands. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Journal Williams, J.P (2018)  “Rage against the Machine:  The Birth of the Free Speech Movement, Berkeley, 1964”; Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, Volume 17, pp.158-172.

Book Chapter Williams J.P. (2019) Journey To America: South Asian Diaspora Migration to the United States (1965-2015), Book Title: Indigenous, Aborigines, Fugitive and Ethnic Groups Around the Globe, InOpenTech Publishers, London, England, Oct, 2019.

Journal Williams, J.P. (2020) “Tommy With Book: The Search for Literacy Among the British Expeditionary Forces on the Western Front during the First World War.”  International Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (IJHAS), Vol. 1, No. 3. April 2020. DOI: 10.5121/ijhas.2020.02301.

Journal Williams, J.P. (2020) “Seeds of Hatred and Destruction: A Critical Analysis of Adolf Hitler’s Anti-Semitic Worldview.” International Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (IJHSS), ISSN: 2321-9203, Vol. 8, Issue #5, May, 2020.


 “Beyond the Water’s Edge: The Origins of American Exceptionalism through Literature of Foreign-born Writers”; 4th Annual Texas A&M History Conference, “People, Places, and Cultures,” Texas A&M University, College Station, February 22-23, 2013.

“The Nixon Paradox: The Search for the Other Richard Nixon through Words and Circumstance”; 2nd Annual California State Fullerton Conference, “Richard Nixon and His Era,” California State Fullerton University, May 3-4, 2013.

“Tommy with Book: The Search for Literacy Among the British Expeditionary Forces on the Western Front During the First World War”; WWI International Conference, “Perspectives on the ‘Great’ War,” Queen Mary College, University of London, August 1-4, 2014.

“The Spoils of the Great War: A Tale of Middle Eastern Oil, the Anglo-German Naval Arms Race, and the San Remo Mandate”; “AFTERMATH: the Cultural Legacies of World War I”, King’s College, London, England, May 21—23, 2015.

“Journey Beyond the Pale: Jewish Diaspora Immigration from Central and Eastern European to the United States (1820-1924); Migration, Past, and Present, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina (March 4, 2016).

A Line in the Sand:  The Birth of Modern Iraq in Post-War World I Middle East and the Advent of a Century-Long Geopolitical Quagmire”; The Myriad Faces of War: 1917 and its Legacy, Massey University, The University of Auckland, Wellington, New Zealand, April 25-28, 2017

“Rage Against the Machine:  The Birth of the Free Speech Movement, Berkeley, 1964”; Social Movements: Left and Right, UC – Berkeley, Berkeley, California, June 9 – 11, 2017.

“Journey Beyond the Thousand Yard Stare: The Search for Solace through Pen and Paper by Veterans of the First and Second World Wars (1919-1960)”, Diverse Perspectives and Transdisciplinary in English and Humanities,  23rd Southwest English Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, April 6-7, 2018.

“The Fisher Paradigm: Converting the British Royal Navy from Coal to Oil and Its Impact on Eurasian Geopolitics and Naval Warfare, 1911-1918”, The First World War at Sea: Conflict, Culture, and Commemoration, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England 8-10 November 2018.

“Oh Britannia: A Brief Study of Great Britain’s Exit from the Europe Union and its Impact on Global  Nationalism, Open Markets, Immigration, and Tariffs”, The Future of Globalization Conference, Beijing, China, The Network for Critical Studies of Global Capitalism, The Institute of Philosophy at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China, September 6-9, 2019.


The following website was built for academic use to advance studies in history in and out the classroom.  This body of work explores the Vietnam War through book, film, and song.   This body of work chronicles three waves of Jewish immigration to          America from Europe.   his body of work examines the role the HUMANITIES plays in                helping military veterans combat PTSD. 


Associate Faculty Member of the Year Finalist (2017-2018), Brookhaven College

Emerald Award, Academic Innovation of the Year, Brookhaven College, 2016-2017

Armstrong Fellowship, Arts and Humanities, The University of Texas at Dallas (2011-2012).

Associate Faculty Member of the Year Finalist (2013-2014), Collin College

Phi Alpha Theta (Honor Society for Graduate Students of History – 2012)

Outland History Scholar, Coe College (1995)

Phi Theta Kappa (Honor Society for Community College Students – 1991)


Hewitt/Lawson: Exploring American Histories, 2e, Chapter Review(s): Reconstruction Era (1865-1877) and the Great Depression (1932-1941)


First World War Scholars Association (FWWSA)

Organization of American Historians (OAH)

Graduate Student Association at University of Texas at Dallas

U.S. Marine Corp Association


Collin College, Faculty Council, Associate Faculty Representative, (2018-2020)

Textbook Committee, Behavior Sciences Department – Collin College (Fall 2013, Fall 2015)

College Success Mentor, Collin College (2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2016-2017)

Social Sciences Department Tutor, Brookhaven College (2015-2016, 2016-2017)

Professional references and additional information available upon request