William Oakes, Ph.D.

Director, EPICS Program; Professor of Engineering Education, Purdue University

William (Bill) Oakes, Ph.D. is Director of the EPICS Program and a founding faculty members of the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. Leader in service-learning at the university and K-12 level, conducting 95+ workshops, publishing articles and contributing to nine books including co-authoring the first text for engineering service-learning. First engineer to receive the U.S. Campus Compact’s Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service-Learning. He was a co-recipient of the NAE’s Bernard Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Educating, recipient of the NSPE’s Educational Excellence Award and recipient of the ASEE’s Chester Carlson Award for Excellence.