Before accepting the position of Senior Lecturer in Information Systems, William Burrows was the project manager for the acquisition and implementation of the University of Washington's campus-wide interactive instructional system and the manager of the Business School's computer services office from its inception in 1972 until 1983. He has also worked as an independent consultant to private and government organizations, providing assistance in formation systems requirements, acquisitions, and contract negotiations. Professor Burrows teaches the survey information systems course at both the MBA and undergraduate levels, and teaches application programming and object-oriented systems. He was named the MBA Professor of the Year in 1986 and again in 1989, he received the Alpha Kappa Psi Professor of the Year Award in 1987, and he was honored for his outstanding contribution to undergraduate education in 1997, 1998, 2000, and 2001. He is also a four-time recipient of the MBA Professor of the Quarter Award. Together with Joseph Langford, he is a co-author of Learning Programming Using Visual Basic.NET, Irwin/McGraw-Hill that is in its fourth edition. Professor Burrows retired in June 2002 and was voted Emeritus status in September 2002. He continues to teach on a periodic basis. He was recently awarded the MSIS Class of 2004 and the Class of 2005 Excellence in Teaching Awards.