Dr. Wendy Williams,
Men's Services Operations
Dr. Wendy Williams is the Deputy Commissioner of Operations for the Alabama Department of Corrections. Appointed to this position in January 2022, she provides executive and operational oversight of the management of men’s facilities throughout the state.
Dr. Williams had the privilege to begin her career as a correctional officer in 1987 at Limestone Correctional Facility, followed by promotions to multiple security-level positions within the agency. She attributes much of her success to the experience and knowledge she gained from working alongside so many wonderful staff throughout her career.
Dr. Williams was appointed to Director of Training for the Department in September 2002, a role she was honored to serve for over 12 years. She was directly responsible for administering all professional development and training programs for agency personnel. During her tenure as the Director of Training, Dr. Williams served as a Regional Field Coordinator for the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), co-facilitating professional development courses to criminal justice agencies across the country.
In April 2014, Dr. Williams was appointed the Deputy Commissioner for Women’s Services, with executive and operational oversight of the management of women’s facilities throughout the state. Under Dr. Williams’ leadership, micro and macro level changes have been implemented to build and sustain gender-responsive and trauma-informed practices in the women’s facilities.
Dr. Williams is a proud member of many criminal justice organizations, to include: American Correctional Association, Correctional Peace Officers Foundation, and the Association of Women Executives in Corrections (AWEC). Dr. Williams was humbled when selected to serve as the Vice-President for AWEC in October 2021.
Dr. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Justice Studies and Sociology from Athens State University, a Master of Science degree in Justice and Public Safety from Auburn University Montgomery, and a Doctor of Education degree in Organizational Leadership and Higher Education from Nova Southeastern University.