Bill Andrews is a tenured Associate Professor in the Dept. of Medical Illustration at the Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU) and serves as the Education Coordinator for the Graduate Program in Medical Illustration. He received his BA in Art from the Univ. of Texas at Austin and his MA in Biomedical Communications from the Univ. of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Health Promotion, Education and Behavior at the Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia.
Bill began his professional career in 1980 at the Univ. of Arizona Health Science Center at Tucson before moving to Houston, Texas in 1981. He worked in various capacities in the Texas Medical Center, including as Art Director for the Texas Heart Institute and as Manager of Medical Illustration & Graphic Design Services at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He joined the faculty of the Dept. of Medical Illustration at GHSU in 1999.
Bill has won numerous professional awards and has had artworks included in juried exhibits around the world. Bill has lectured and presented workshops both nationally and internationally.
Bill has served in various leadership positions at the school, institutional and national level. He recently served as the Chair of the University Faculty Senate at GHSU, and as GHSU’s representative to the University System of Georgia Faculty Council. Bill is also President of the University Arts Council. He is a former Commissioner for the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) to the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, and serves on the Accreditation Review Committee for Medical Illustration. He is a past President of the AMI and was twice a member of the Board of Governors. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Broad Street Artists Row Association and for the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, both in Augusta, GA. Bill was the founding President of the Vesalius Trust.