Dr. Dr. Bill's Page

old Dr Bill
Dr. Dr. Bill playing
Brahms in 2006
I earned a Ph.D. in physics from Michigan State University in 1969 and an O.D. (Doctor of Optometry) from Indiana University in 1975. After teaching optometry at University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, for five years, I came to University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1980 to become one of the founding faculty members of the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry. In 2008 I retired from my university position.

young Dr Bill
Dr. Dr. Bill playing
Joplin in 1975

I designed and taught the College's original optics curriculum and I've served as a clinic instructor in its Center for Eye Care. A couple of times I taught calculus in the UMSL math department just for fun. In spring, 2014, I taught statics in the pre-engineering department of St. Charles Community College.

I've published a book, book chapters, papers, etc., on a lot of different stuff including quantum field theory, computing, optometric optics, optometric education, clinical photography, and music.

I enjoy playing music on keyboards, recorders, and baroque guitar. For a decade I was organist for a parish in St. Charles and I still play supply organ for churches in the greater St. Louis area. I perform from time to time with The Kingsbury Ensemble; The St. Louis Civic Orchestra; Klezundheit! klezmer big band; Di Kamer Kapelye, a trio that performs mostly Yiddish songs; and The Ecchoing Air, an ensemble with a special interest in songs of the English baroque. I'm webmaster for The Kingsbury Ensemble. I write program notes for the St. Louis Civic Orchestra.

Over the years I've compiled stuff I thought was useful or fun. You can have a look at it by clicking on a topic in the banner at the top of the page.