Faculty Highlights: John Allen Williams receives Morris Janowitz Career Achievement Award

Jay Williams

When entering professor John (“Jay”) Williams’s office, one encounters memorabilia, both serious and humorous, that reflects his nuanced experience with teaching, research, and hands-on experience in the field of political science for the past 30 years. But these visual icons also reflect on the deeper level of work and scholarship dedication to the study of foreign policy, especially military studies: Williams is often in the thick of issues, controversies, and solutions. As Loyola's resident expert in this area, in the fall of 2013, he was awarded the distinguished Morris Janowitz Career Achievement Award by the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society (IUS).  Named after Morris Janowitz, one of the founders of military sociology and the contemporary study of civil-military relations, this award underscores Williams’s teaching and professional contributions to the study of U.S. national security and civil-military relations. Williams is the immediate past chair and president of the IUS, and is on the Board of Directors of the Pritzker Military Museum and Library located in Chicago. Williams is a retired Captain in the U.S.  Navy Reserve, with 30 years of commissioned service. For more information on his career, please visit his Faculty Profile webpage. We congratulate Professor Williams on this distinguished and well-deserved career award.