Charmon Williams

Charmon Williams

Department Faculty
  • Assistant Professor

    Business Psychology Department

  • The Chicago School Chicago
Business Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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Charmon Parker Williams, Ph.D. is a core faculty member in the Business Psychology Department at The Chicago School.   She has been with the department full time since August 2013.  Previously she was an adjunct professor for the school beginning in 2009. 

During her career she has achieved results in a variety of leadership roles including Program Manager for HR Strategy and Executive Talent Management for Hewitt Associates; Vice President for the HR and Workforce Diversity Consulting Practice at James H. Lowry & Associates; Personnel Officer at Harris Trust and Savings Bank; and Personnel Psychologist for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.  She has also served as an adjunct professor for the University of the Rockies and at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

She is the founder and principal consultant for Parker Williams Consulting which focuses on organizational effectiveness, diversity and inclusion, leadership assessment and coaching, strategic planning for non-profits, and training facilitation.

A published author and speaker, Dr. William's research interests include cross-cultural competency on global teams, expatriate success factors, career branding, and the application of I/O Psychology in small businesses and non-traditional industries.


Dr. Williams has a Doctorate of Philosophy and Masters of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psycholofy from the Illinois Institute of Technology.  She has a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Syracuse University.

Areas Of Expertise

Select Presentations

  • Williams, C. (January 2014).  Cross Cultural Competence on Global Teams:  When Cultures Collide.  Internal Presentation for the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
  • Williams, C. (September 2013).  Professional Development Workshop on Personal Branding for Attendees at the 7th Annual Diversity MBA Magazine Business Leaders Conference and Awards Gala. Chicago, Il.
  • Williams, C. (October 2012).  Presentation on Creating Cross Cultural Competencies within Global Teams.  Race, Ethnicity and Place (REP) Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Williams, C. (January, 2011).  Presentation on Cross-Cultural Competencies on Global Teams.  Cultural Impact Conference of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Select Publications


  • Parker Williams, C. (2013).  Personal Branding Bloopers, Blunders and Boo Boos - and how to climbe back:  A User's Guide and Workbook. Fingertip Information Publications, Chicago, IL.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  • Raju, N. Pappas, S., and  Parker Williams, C. (1989). An Empirical Monte Carlo Test of the Accuracy of the Correlation, Covariance, and Regression Slope Models for Assessing Validity Generalization.  Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol 74, No6, 901-911.

White Papers and Published Reports

  • Parker Williams, C., Carillo, L., Pracher, A., and Weinstein, C. (2011).  A look at Transparency in Sharing Diversity and Inclusion Practices. A white papaer prepared for the Global Diversity & Inclusion Foundation in collaboration with Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Parker Williams, C. (2012).  The 2012 Corporate Diversity Profile.  A survey of corporate diversity in the Chicago metropolitan area.  Prepared for Chicago United.


Numerous articles on career mangement and organizational development strategies prepared for a variety of professional publications.