Bill Taylor


Dr. Bill Taylor is Michigan Sea Grant’s Associate Director. He also serves as the Chair of the Michigan State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, an Alternate Commissioner for the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, and the Chair of the Board of Directors for the North Central Regional Aquaculture Center. He brings to these roles his expertise in fisheries ecology, population dynamics, and management.

  • Ph.D., Arizona State University
  • M.S., West Virginia University
  • B.A., Hartwick College
Professional experience
Bill Taylor has considerable experience working on fisheries issues in a diversity of aquatic ecosystems, including rivers, inland lakes, and the Great Lakes. His research is often closely associated with management agencies and focuses on fisheries ecology, population dynamics, policy, and management. He has held numerous professional positions including the presidency of the American Fisheries Society.
Bill Taylor

Bill Taylor

Associate Director

(517) 353-3048

Michigan Sea Grant Extension
Community, Food and Environment Institute
Manly Miles Building
1405 S. Harrison Rd., Rm. 305
East Lansing, MI 48823-5243