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William Read, MA, Honorary DBA

Professor Emeritus College of Business School of Business and Management
William Read, MA, Honorary DBA
Contact: Husson University
1 College Circle Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: 207.941.7174
Room: Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business


Bill Read is the longest serving Professor at Husson University. After meeting Clara Swan (a beloved senior administrator at Husson) in 1965 at a conference, he moved to Maine from Massachusetts, where he had taught at Bay Path College and Andover College, to begin his career with Husson College. In 1966, Bill taught business law and management courses at Husson’s downtown Bangor location and subsequently, he moved to the current location of the campus when it was erected in 1968. Bill worked to establish Husson’s first external sites for degree completion in Portland and York Beach in 1971. Bill has always championed helping students succeed, no matter what challenges they may have. He believes the secret to placement in a successful career is gaining exposure to real world jobs through internships. His dedication to Husson students has extended to his 50th year of teaching in over 100 semesters. 

Bill Read received his undergraduate degree in Business from American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts. He continued his education at the University of Connecticut, where he earned his Master’s degree in Business. Returning again to American International College, Bill focused on post-graduate work in Business. He began his career in the insurance industry before finding his niche in higher education.

In addition to his commitment to teaching, Bill has also been the Editor-in-Chief of the Business Law Review Journal since 1968. The peer-reviewed publication is read nation-wide by over 600 subscribers and garners article contributions from professors and practitioners from all over the world. This Journal is recognized as the publication for the North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association (NARBLA) and is produced by Husson University. Bill has cultivated and mentored many professors in their writing, publication and editorial work with the journal from all over New England and beyond. The 49th edition of the Business Law Review Journal will be published this year.