Ted Williams III is a political commentator who has taught Political Science at Wright College, Chicago State University, and currently is the Chairman of the Social Sciences Department at Kennedy-King College. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and Rutgers University, and is the host of WYCC-PBS television’s The Professors weekly talk show. He has provided commentary for BET-TV, WGN-TV, NBC-TV, Upfront with Jesse Jackson, PRI’s Smiley and West, WVON radio, and a host of periodicals including Trumpet Magazine, Think Christian, and Capital Commentary. As a corporate spokesperson, he has appeared in commercials and training videos for companies including McDonald’s, Empire Carpet, Six Flags, Federal Express, Kraft, Astellas Pharma, The Million Dollar Roundtable, and Accenture. Additionally, he is the author of the semi-autobiographical production TORN the Musical, and of the book The Way Out: Christianity, Politics, and the Future of the African American Community. Lastly, Williams is a co-founder of The Way Christian Ministries, a non-denominational church in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, and was a recent candidate for the Chicago City Council. He considers his most important work his role as a mentor to young people and as a husband and father to Roslyn and their three children, Gabrielle, Amaris, and Ted IV.