Dr. William Deutsch

Dr. Bill Deutsch teaches our Watershed in Global Development course at the Great Lakes Campus during Summer Session II. Bill is an aquatic ecologist with degrees in Zoology, Biology, Anthropology and Aquatic Ecology. He is currently a Research Fellow in the Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures at Auburn University, while also directing the Alabama Water Watch and Global Water Watch programs.

Previously, he conducted environmental impact studies on the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania as a Research Biologist and Director of Aquatic Research. Over the years, he has made about 60 trips to 20 countries for work on water-related projects, with special interest in community-based watershed stewardship.

He began teaching at the Au Sable Institute in the mid-1990s and has enjoyed the natural beauty and faculty camaraderie at the Great Lakes and Pacific Rim campuses, as well as the opportunity to explore faith-science integration with inquisitive students.