Southeastern Louisiana University
"I can remember watching Roger Clemens pitch for Texas in the College Baseball World Series."
What he does
Bill is a professor of biological sciences at Southeastern Louisiana University where he teaches parasitology, invertebrate zoology, and evolutionary biology. He enjoys sharing his research interests in the ecology of parasites with his graduate and undergraduate students.
How he got into science
For a Cajun boy growing up in the swamps of south Louisiana, biology comes as naturally as breathing. The fascination of observing wild animals in their natural habitats is one of Bill’s earliest memories; and that love and intrigue has never faded. Imagine his joy and excitement when he discovered that he could earn a living doing this!
Although doing research on parasites has always been fun, Bill found his greatest satisfaction when he began his study of native Hawaiian fish parasites. Here, he was able to apply his parasite studies to conservation biology and use this information to protect and preserve the ‘o‘opu that live in the streams of Hawai‘i. Getting a break from winters on the mainland isn’t too bad, either.
In his free time
He’s a baseball nut. He likes to bore people and show his age with statements like, "I can remember watching Roger Clemens pitch for Texas in the College Baseball World Series."