Michael L. Williams, PhD, RN, CCRN, CNE

Michael Williams is a Professor and Director of the School of Nursing at CSULB.  He started in July 2022 after having served the prior 10 years as the Director of the School of Nursing at Eastern Michigan University and served as an Associate Professor for 15 years prior to that time.  He has held CCRN certification (critical care nursing) continuously since 1986. 

His research interests include families experiencing crises, men’s health issues, and LGBT health issues, and nursing education.

  • University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Nursing

  • Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

  • Lansing Community College

Lansing, MI

Applied Associates Degree, AAS Nursing

  • Michigan State University

E. Lansing, MI

Bachelor of Science (Medical Technology) 



  • Family stress & coping during critical illness
  • Men’s health issues
  • LGBT health concerns
  • Nursing education

  • Member & Past President, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
  • AACN Mentoring Award Recipient
  • AACN Education Award Recipient
  • Board Member, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
  • Member, California Association of Colleges of Nursing