Trained as a mathematician and philosopher, Bill Dembski is a writer, editor, and researcher whose books and articles cover mathematics, engineering, philosophy, theology, and education. A past philosophy professor, he retired from teaching in 2013 and from research on intelligent design (ID) in 2016. He repudiates none of his work on intelligent design, and may at some point return to working in this area.
Currently, his main work focuses on the connections linking freedom, technology, and education — specifically, how education helps to advance human freedom with the aid of technology. To that end, Bill has become an entrepreneur who builds educational software and websites. At the same time, Bill continues to write, though on an expanding range of subjects (such as biographies of the math teacher Jaime Escalante and the baseball pitcher Steve Dalkowski). Bill lives in Iowa and is pictured above with his doctoral supervisor, Leo Kadanoff (August 2014).