William M. Plater served as Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculties at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) from 1987 to 2006 and as Indiana University Chancellor’s Professor of Public Affairs, Philanthropic Studies, and English until his retirement in 2010.
He was senior advisor for education at Epsilen, a learning technologies company owned by the New York Times, from 2010 to 2011 and senior advisor for education strategies at Course Networking, a learning technologies company providing global networking services for academic purposes through social media.
From 2012 through 2014, he was Senior Advisor for International Affairs of the WASC Senior Colleges and Universities Commission, where he served as a Commissioner from 2005 through 2011.
Widely recognized for his accomplishments in institutional transformation, faculty development, community engagement, and use of educational technologies, Plater has written extensively on these subjects and served on several related commissions.
In 2006, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities recognized Plater’s work in civic engagement with an annual national award to recognize a provost for outstanding achievements in civic engagement.