William is Adjunct Professor at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF). He was the leader of research on REDD+ initiatives in CIFOR's Global Comparative Study on REDD+. His areas of expertise are climate change, tenure and rights, poverty and livelihoods, and the underlying causes of deforestation and degradation. He got a BA degree in American Civilization from Williams College (USA) and MSc and PhD degrees in Rural Sociology from Cornell University (USA). Nationality: United States.