The Williams School

Established in 1905, the Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics is distinct among its peers--offering a business education within a larger liberal arts curriculum. In fact, Washington and Lee is the only top tier liberal arts college in the United States to claim a nationally accredited commerce school. The Williams School has been fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1927.

The school is led by Crawford Family Dean Rob Straughan and has 50 full-time faculty members who teach in the departments of accounting, business administration, economics and politics, as well as a number of interdisciplinary programs such as environmental studies, poverty and human capability studies and women's and gender studies. The Williams School is the proud home to the Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship.


Michael Smitka, Professor of Economics, Washington and Lee University

Friday, August 21, 2015

Mike Smitka Quoted in The Street

Mike Smitka, professor of economics, was quoted by the business website, The Street, Aug. 20 in a story about foreign investors' trust in Japanese companies in the wake of a Toshiba Corp....

A panel discussion on the relationship between food and childhood obesity at the 4th Annual Symposium of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty. Victoria Kumpuris Brown ’98 (center), with Elaine Waxman (left) and Dr. Sandra Hassink.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Recapping the Shepherd Internship Program Experience

On Aug. 2, Washington and Lee University's Shepherd Poverty Program and Virginia Military Institute (VMI) hosted the 4th Annual Symposium of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty...

Upcoming Events

Date Event
Sep 10
Williams School Back-to-School Breakfast
Larry & Fran Peppers Room (formerly Huntley Hall Reading Room), 8:30 AM
Sep 11
James Lake, Southern Methodist University
Huntley Hall 235, 4:00 PM
Sep 17
Questioning Passion/Root Lecture: Barbara Fredrickson
Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons, 4:30 PM
Sep 17
Sep 18