Jack F. Williams, Ph.D, JD, is a professor at Georgia State University (GSU) College of Law and the GSU Middle East Studies Center. Dr. Williams is a resident scholar for the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors. Dr. Williams holds a J.D. from George Washington University and a Ph.D. in archaeology from the University of Leicester.  He is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and in the Bankruptcy Policy Institute at St. John’s University School of Law. In 2022, Dr. Williams was honored by the President of the United States with the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Recognized as the highest award in the country for volunteer services given by the United States President, its purpose is to honor those who have continually contributed over 4,000 hours of volunteer service. Dr. Williams resides in Atlanta.