William H. Walters, Executive Director of the Library, has held faculty and staff positions at Cornell University, St. Lawrence University, Millersville University, and the Providence VA Medical Center. He most recently served as Dean of Library Services, Professor of Library and Information Science, Accreditation Liaison Officer, and Interim Director of Information Technology at Menlo College in Atherton, California.
William holds a PhD in sociology (demography) from Brown University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. His research interests include scholarly communication, academic librarianship, educational assessment, and nonprofit management. His work has appeared in more than 30 journals including those of the Royal Geographical Society, the American Library Association, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Association for Information Science and Technology, the Gerontological Society of America, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, the Regional Science Association International, and the International Cartographic Association.
William has taught economic geography, empirical research methods, and cartography. He serves on the editorial board of Portal: Libraries and the Academy and has been a consultant to the Oberlin Group, the Oklahoma Disability Study, the Sociometrics Corporation, and The City University of New York.