Dr. William Aspray is the Bill and Lewis Suit Professor of Information Technologies in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. He holds adjunct faculty appointments in the Department of Computer Science and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.

His previous experience includes teaching at Harvard, Indiana, Minnesota, Penn, Rutgers, and Williams. He has also held research and management positions with the Charles Babbage Institute (an archival and historical research center), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the Computing Research Association.

Dr. Aspray holds a B.A. in philosophy and mathematics and M.A. in mathematics from Wesleyan University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in history of science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

After three years of work on food studies with Melissa Ocepek and George Royer, Aspray is taking a break from food studies to digest. In the meantime, he is writing a series of essays that explore ways in which to broaden the boundaries of information history.