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Dr. Bill Taylor

Associate Dean of the School of Engineering
o: Bannow Science Center Rm 167
p: x2501
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University of California, Davis; Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering-1989; Dissertation: "Factors That Maintain Postpartum Amenorrhea," Areas of Emphasis: Multivariate Control Systems, Neuroendocrinology, Major Professor: Robert Smith, Department of Human Physiology, School of Medicine.

Marquette University; M.S. in Electrical Engineering-1968; Thesis: "A Mathematical Model of Teleostean Respiration," Area of Emphasis: Biomedical Engineering.

University of California, Berkeley; B.S. Electrical Engineering-1966; Area of Concentration: Control Systems

School of Engineering

I serve the School of Engineering as its Associate Dean. I work with area community colleges in the College of Technology and the Academic Alliance for Degree Completion on articulation and the delivery of SOE courses via our interactive HD video teleconferencing system. I also work with local industry to provide paid engineering internships for qualified students. Finally, I chair our Quality Management Committee as part of the SOE Assessment and Continuous Quality Improvement Process.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Electric Circuits
  • Signals and Systems
  • Probability and Random Processes
  • Analog and Digital Systems


  • Taylor B, “‘Heavenly’ Engineering Ethics,” Engineering Ethics 2005 Conference: Linking Workplace Ethics and Education, Loyola Marymount University, June 2005.
  • Taylor B, “Breastfeeding Research: This Is Only the Beginning,” Biannual Convention of The Couple to Couple League, International, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, July 1998.
  • Taylor B and D Ross, “An Integrated Approach to Engineering Education in a Minority Community,” presentation at the ASEE annual meeting in Milwaukee, May 17, 1997.
  • Taylor B, “Scientific Investigation of the Return of Ovarian Function During Breast Feeding,” Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Natural Family Planning, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, July 2000.
  • Taylor B. “Human Population Ecology: The Physiological Underpinnings of Population Science and Population Policy,” First Scientific Conference on Overpopulation, International Population & Family Association, American University, Washington DC, June 1995.
  • Taylor B, “Human Population Ecology,”  Invited presentation, Summit Meeting on the Natural Methods of Regulating Fertility at the Pontifical Commission on the Family, Vatican City State, 1992.
  • Taylor HW and RE Smith, "Suckling-induced prolactin regulation in breastfeeding mothers," Proceedings, 12th Annual International Conference IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp.1903-1904, 1990.

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