About William Welsh (Emeritus)
William A. Welsh is a Professor Emeritus in Political Science, and in the College of Medicine. He received the Ph.D.from Northwestern University in 1965, and eventually came to the University of Arizona in September, 1990, where he initially served as Director of International Programs.
His fields of specialization are health policy and comparative social and economic policy. He works on projects in the former socialist countries of East-Central and Eastern Europe in the fields of health care, higher education, and human resource development. These projects have been supported by various agencies such as the U.S. Government, the World Health Organization, and private foundations.
Professor Welsh has been active in many national and international organizations. He served as Executive Director of the International Studies Association, and has held positions on the National Task Force on Undergraduate Education, the International Commission of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, the Steering Committee of the Coalition for the Advancement of Foreign Languages and International Studies,and the Board of Trustees of the Consortium for International Development.
Professor Welsh has held Visiting Professorships at the universities of Munich, Bamberg, and Istanbul; at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Vienna), the International Institute of Management (Science Center, Berlin), and the Inter-University Center for Post-Graduate Studies (Dubrovnik). He has delivered invited lectures in 17 countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. He is the author or co-author of six books and many scholarly articles, and has directed research or administrative units at four U.S. universities.