Now a professor emeritus, Bill taught in the PhD in Educational Studies programs. He has also served as the Graduate School of Education's PhD program director, interim dean, director of the Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Division, and dean of faculty. As director of the Hood Children's Literacy Project, Bill was principal investigator and grant administrator. With Irene Fountas, he was director of the Literacy Institute, whose emphasis was on emergent literacy and developmental, progressive education. He has also served as co-editor of the Journal of Pedagogy, Pluralism, and Practice.
Education: BA, State University of New York, Stony Brook; M.Ed., Boston University; EdD, Boston University