Education: Bill's B.S. is from Ball State University, his M.A. from Central Michigan University, and his Ph.D. from Wayne State University.
Professional Experience: Bill taught at Miami University, Bowling Green State University, and University of Missouri. He edited Journal of Communication and Communication Studies. In 2006 he was a University Fellow at Hong Kong Baptist University.
Publications: Bill has published articles in various journals, including Communication Monographs, Journal of Communication, Human Communication Research, Quarterly Journal of Speech, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Political Communication, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, and the four regional communication journals. He has published several books, including Accounts, Excuses, and Apologies and Communication in Political Campaigns.
Research Interests: Bill's research concerns image repair discourse and political campaign communication.
Teaching Specialization: Bill's teaching specialization is political campaign communication and image repair discourse (crisis communicationi).