Bill was raised in Phoenix, Arizona. After completing military service in the U.S. Marine Corps, he went to Arizona State University for his bachelor’s degree and the University of Hawaii, East-West Center, for a master’s degree. He spent three years in Taiwan studying Chinese and then attended the University of Michigan for his Ph.D. He had a twenty-year career with University Microfilms International (UMI), also known as ProQuest. He was Product Development Manager for UMI Research Collections, an aggregator of primary research materials, and the Director of UMI Dissertations Publishing, the publisher of record for all Ph.D. dissertations accepted in the United States and Canada from 1849 to the present.
He joined Academic Analytics in 2005 as the first salesperson and developed a client base through sales of paper reports until Pete Maglione joined the company. Afterward, he conducted all credentialing webexes for client and employee training and began working on product documentation, creating and updating users’ guides and promotional materials explaining the database and uses of the data. He joined the Academic Analytics Research center at its inception.
The summer months find him fly fishing; he ties flies in the winter. Relaxing at home, he pursues finger picking blues guitar or playing claw hammer banjo.