Scott Williams

Scott Williams

Associate Chair and Lecturer

    Bradley Hall 173
    (309) 677-3599


M.S., Computer Science, Bradley University
J.D., Law, Duke University School of Law
B.A., German, Swarthmore College


Mr. Williams joined Bradley University in 2018 as a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems. Prior to joining the faculty, he held several positions in the private sector and government service, in both active-duty and civilian capacities. Mr. Williams was honored with the Bradley University First Year Faculty Award in 2019.


Mr. Williams focuses his teaching on courses in programming and cryptography. He has also taught undergraduate and graduate courses in law, ethics and technology, which challenge students to engage with complex issues of morality and professional responsibility raised by the intersection of computer science, law and ethics. Mr. Williams has taught the following courses at Bradley:

  • CS 101 – Introduction to Programming
  • CS 102 – Data Structures
  • CS 140 – Advanced Programming Concepts and Languages
  • CIS 415/515 – Applied Cryptography
  • CS 480 – Social and Professional Issues in Computing
  • CS 490/491 – Senior Capstone
  • CS 498/CIS 498 – Directed Individual Studies (undergraduate)
  • CS 502 – Advanced Programming
  • CIS 580 – Digital Society and Computer Law
  • CS 698/CIS 698 – Directed Individual Studies (graduate)


Mr. Williams is interested in programming, cryptography and embedded systems. He also explores issues of ethics from legal, social and technological perspectives.


In addition to his service on a variety of committees and initiatives at Bradley, Mr. Williams has served as Associate Chair of the CS and IS department, graduate program coordinator for on-campus CS and CIS programs, faculty advisor for multiple student organizations, and academic advisor to undergraduate and graduate students. He is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association.