William (Bill) Oakes is a 150th Anniversary Professor, Director of the EPICS Program, Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue University and a registered professional engineer in the U.S.. He is one of the founding faculty members in the School of Engineering Education having had courtesy appointments in Mechanical, Environmental and Ecological Engineering and Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education. He was the first engineer to receive the U.S. Campus Compact Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service-Learning. He was a co-recipient of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering’s Bernard Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education and the recipient of the U.S. National Society of Professional Engineers’ Educational Excellence Award. He is a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education and the National Society of Professional Engineers.