Office Hours

  • T-Th 11:00 -12:00, F 12:00 - 1:00
  • and by appointment



James Williams

Associate Professor of


Sturges Hall 303
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

James Williams has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1983.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., Yale University

Research Interests

  • Greek and Roman History
  • Military History
My Classes

HIST 188:

    HIST 206:
    Ancient Greek Civilization

      A study of the institutions, literature, art, and philosophy of ancient Greece. Topics include the nature and development of the polis, the Greek mind, and the spread of Greek civilization. Extensive use of primary material. Not offered on a regular basis

    HUMN 220:
    H/Western Humanities I

      A search for moral, social, and political alternatives and meaning embodied in the institutions, culture, and literature of Western Civilization from the beginnings to 1600. The course is factual as well as conceptual, including a narrative history of the period covered.