William G. Hill, Professor of Genetics and former Dean and Provost of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland: A renowned researcher and teacher in the field of quantitative genetics and animal breeding, Dr. Hill is considered the world's leading quantitative geneticist. Over the past 40 years, he has published a series of papers that provided a theoretical framework for understanding the genetic basis of quantitative traits in domestic plant and animal species. With colleagues worldwide, including at NC State, Dr. Hill has applied his theory to data from cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep, mice, the fruit fly, and malarial parasite. His honors are many, and include membership in the Royal Society of London, the highest scientific honor in the United Kingdom. He is a graduate of Wye College, the University of California at Davis, Iowa State, and the University of Edinburgh.