William J. Cronon, PhD

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Vice Chair

William Cronon has served on The Wilderness Society governing council since 1995. He is currently the vice chair of the council.

Bill is the Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on American environmental history and the history of the American West and frontier.

Prior to this, Bill was professor of history at Yale University.

Bill holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MA and PhD from Yale University, and a PhD from Oxford University in England.