The Master Gardeners

About Bill Meredith ...

Bill writes about a variety of topics;  most have connections with ecology or natural history.  His primary motive in writing is as a creative outlet, but he hopes the column will also heighten the readers' awareness of the biological phenomena encountered in everyday life.

Growing up on a small farm formed an essential part of Bill's character and marked the beginning of his education.  He attended a two-room elementary school, and East Fairmont High School. His graduate education includes a B. A. in Science Education from Fairmont State College, a M.S. in Zoology from West Virginia University, and a Ph. D. in Ecology from the University of Maryland.  

Bill taught biology at Mount St. Mary's College from 1957 until his retirement in 1998. His specialties were ecology and genetics, but he also taught courses in introductory biology, zoology,  botany and general science. In addition, he taught writing in the Freshman Seminar program.  He was Chairman of the Science Department at The Mount from 1968 to 1977, and was appointed Associate Dean in 1980.  He served as Dean of Undergraduate Studies from 1981 to 1987,  and in the 1995-96 school year.
Since retiring,  Bill's time is occupied by the grandchildren and hobbies, including gardening,  woodworking,  golf,  bird watching,  classical guitar and the Mount's jazz band.

List of articles by Bill Meredith