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William Kling

William Kling

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Title: Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialization: Action Oriented Policy and Leadership







William Kling is an attorney and public policy expert with over 25 years’ experience in the public and non-profit sectors. He currently has an appointment at University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health, Health Policy and Administration Division where he teaches policy and leadership courses, and serves as a policy research specialist for UIC and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, as well as several other governmental and nongovernmental organizations. He received his B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Colorado and his J.D. degree from Illinois Institute of Technology-Chicago Kent College of Law, with a Certificate in Energy and Environmental Law and Policy.
Most recently, Professor Kling has been engaged in public policy work concerning sustainability, water resource management, childhood obesity prevention, food systems including work on the 2007 Farm Bill, youth workforce development, substance abuse prevention, and other community-based capacity building initiatives. His action-oriented public policy work has been funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, the Otho A. Sprague Memorial Institute, and the Northeast Midwest Institute, among others. Dr. Kling is active in many professional development and community activities including serving on the boards of the South Cook Healthcare Consortium, the Plant Chicago and Econ Illinois. He speaks and writes regularly on a variety of topics.  He recently received a grant with IDOT to direct a Safe Communities for Illinois team (website:
Professor Kling currently teaches HPA 430: Public Health Policy Analysis and HPA 445: Organizational Leadership in Public Health.


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