Being his former graduate students, we are thrilled and honored to present the 2012 Clark P. Read Mentor Award to Dr. William (Bill) F. Font.

Bill is a native of New Orleans, where he obtained a B.S. from Tulane University in 1966. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy from 1966–1970 and is a Vietnam Veteran. In 1970, he began his academic career at Louisiana State University under Dr. Kenneth Corkum. He earned an M.S. in 1972 and then a Ph.D. in 1975. His first appointment was as an Assistant Professor in 1975 at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire (UW–Eau Claire) and became an Associate Professor in 1983. In 1985, he moved to Southeastern Louisiana University (SELU) where he obtained the rank of Professor in 1988. In 2010, Bill retired from classroom teaching but remains a Scholar in Residence and Professor Emeritus at SELU.

Presenting ASP's mentor award to...

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