Combining her doctoral training from The University of Texas at Austin in entrepreneurship and business incubation with nearly two decades of successful startup formation, Dr. Shannon is the co-founder of Texas Black Expo.
Her research expertise focuses on the incubation of micro-enterprises in underserved communities and transforming these emerging markets through the wealth-creating activity of the business enterprise.
And Adjunct Professor at The Clark Atlanta University, Dr. Shannon is also an acclaimed author.
Her first book, The Business Birthing Blueprint, teaches nonprofits, economic and community development organizations, local governments, and churches how to establish business incubators.
Her most recent book, Kingdom Entrepreneurship, promotes the development of startup ventures for the primary purpose of funding global, Great Commission-based activities in the church.
A native Houstonian, Dr. Williams resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Pastor Lew Williams.