William H. Walters has served as a social scientist, librarian, and academic administrator in faculty and staff positions at Cornell University, St. Lawrence University, Menlo College, Millersville University, and the Providence VA Medical Center. He holds a PhD in sociology (demography) from Brown University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.
His current research interests include scholarly communication, academic librarianship, and educational assessment. William's work has appeared in more than 30 journals including those of the American Library Association, the Royal Geographical Society, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, the International Cartographic Association, the Gerontological Society of America, the Regional Science Association International, and the Association for Information Science and Technology. (See Google Scholar and ResearcherID.)
William has taught cartography, economic geography, and empirical research methods. 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.