Bill Anderson, Assistant Teaching Professor


CAPT Bill Anderson is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Mechanical Engineering program. In the US Navy, Professor Anderson drove ships, operated nuclear propulsion plants, became an expert in deployable port and facility security programs, and established his credentials as a teacher, instructor and Master Training Specialist. From the US Navy, he transitioned to technology program leadership and management working with a broad variety of telecom and software companies, including AT&T Wireless and Cingular Wireless, and for the ten years prior to the University of Washington was an instructor and Director of Pacific Maritime Institute here in Seattle, WA (part of MITAGS of Linthicum, MD). Throughout this time CAPT Anderson continued with various roles in technology leadership and management and has broad connections within the Maritime Engineering realm.


United States Navy

  • Nuclear Propulsion Plant Operator
  • Surface Warfare Officer

University of Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ

  • Master’s in Business Administration

University of Washington
Seattle, WA

  • B.S. – Mechanical Engineering





  • Materials Engineering Lab

  • Thermodynamics

  • Introduction to 3D Modeling, Design, and Analysis

  • Mechanical Design II

  • Thermal Fluids Lab

  • Machining Fundamentals

  • Fundamentals of Engineering (FE Exam)

  • Independent Study

  • Undergraduate Research