Luke Williams

Peer Reviewer • Subject Matter Expert

About Luke

I’m from Seattle, Washington. I’m an instructor at Central Washington University campuses throughout Seattle. I teach classes from principles of selling to customer relationship management (CRM) at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. I’m also a mentor and content coach in Central Washington University’s innovative competency-based FlexIT program.

In addition to my 12 years of experience in the private sector selling to organizations such as Microsoft, Amazon, Los Angeles Angels Baseball, Expedia, and T-Mobile, I draw on my family history. I’m the third generation of a family of real estate investors and entrepreneurs. Collectively, my family has remodeled over 140 homes throughout the United States and currently owns and operates a mobile home park enterprise of 42 units, in which I develop and oversee the IT operation for the organization. I own a lending business that provides private loans to investors who remodel homes in the states of Washington and Montana, U.S. 

My studies include five months at the University of Oxford, where I was taught by some of Britain’s top experts in computer science, foreign policy, and international business. I later added a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems and an MBA degree from Azusa Pacific University in California, U.S.

Why is education important to you?

Building upon seven years of demonstrated college and university teaching expertise, I have had the opportunity of serving and supporting students from a variety of backgrounds, including active-duty military, veteran, international, ESL/ELL, minority, traditionally under-served, and other diverse student populations. I love working in higher education because of the diversity of learner perspectives, specifically, all the amazing people I get to interact with from an entirety of backgrounds. It is an honor and a privilege to be able to serve students on their journey toward greater opportunities and achievement.

What is your favorite teaching moment?

Every time a student lets me know that the material in classes are helping them achieve more in their personal lives and careers.

What challenges do you face as a professor today?

I think all the typical challenges that instructors in higher education are facing: demand for current and relevant skills, high-paying job options, expensive college tuition, outdated curriculum and processes at many institutions, etc.

What does being an Innovation Partner mean to you?

I think it’s important to have partners in the field who are hearing from students and colleagues on what the current issues and opportunities are on a regular basis. This can help create a synergy that results in better collaboration and more effective course materials.

What makes you want to innovate with Stukent?

I believe Stukent is one of the most forward-thinking and innovative companies in educational technology.

What is your favorite candy bar or snack?

I enjoy red licorice.

What are your hobbies?

Family — spending time with my wife and three daughters — tennis, snow skiing, and bass guitar.

What is your favorite TV show or movie?

My favorite movie is the original “Top Gun.”

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