Bill came to Western in 2017 after teaching for 10 years at Mount St. Joseph in his hometown of Cincinnati. Before then he worked as a nurse for over 20 years, the last 11 as a Family Nurse Practitioner. His background in hospice, community health, and primary care serves as a rich source of experience for the classes he teaches here. His current research is on nurses' participation in Death with Dignity. He has Masters degrees in both theology (Xavier University, Cincinnati) and nursing (Indiana University); his doctoral degree (DNP) is from Madonna University.