Bill has been with KSU since 2003. A native of Birmingham, Alabama (B.A. , M.A. University of Alabama, Ph.D., Auburn University, 2001), Bill worked in local government for 12 years and as a private management consultant for 20 years. His research interests include immigration, evaluation, regional and local planning, policy, and management issues. He teaches policy analysis, evaluation, and city management in the MPA Program. He and his wife (Gwen) live close to campus and have three grown children.