"The thousands of people Bill has taught over the year have greatly benefited from his dedication and sense of commitment to his students and the field," says Elaine Leeder, Dean of the School of Social Sciences.
Poe earned a divinity degree from Princeton before going on to study archeology at Brandeis University. He first came to Sonoma State in the early 1970s. In addition to his teaching responsibilities in the history department he has also served in the SSU administration in several capacities including as Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Academic Planning, in the School of Social Sciences. He has directed and worked on archeological field schools around the globe, from the Middle East to the Americas.
Poe will be honored at a retirement celebration on Tuesday, April 24 from 4-6 p.m. in the Green Music Center's restaurant Prelude. All members of the University community are invited to join the celebration of Poe's many accomplishments. Refreshments will be served.