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William C. Kling is an attorney and public policy expert with over 20 years’ experience in the public and non-profit sectors. He currently has an appointment with the UIC School of Public Health, Health Policy and Administration division, where he teaches policy and leadership courses. Mr. Kling also serves as a senior research scientist for UIC, University of Illinois Extension, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Office of Sustainability. He received his BA degree in economics from the University of Colorado and his JD degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)-Chicago Kent College of Law with a Certificate in Environmental and Energy Law and Policy.


Throughout his career, Mr. Kling has provided advice and counsel to educational institutions, local governments and non-profit organizations. For the past several years, Mr. Kling has been engaged in public policy work in the areas of childhood obesity prevention, food systems, community preparedness and youth workforce development, including work on the 2007 Farm Bill. His action-oriented public policy work has been funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, the Otho S.A. Sprague Memorial Institute, and the Northeast Midwest Institute, among others. He has provided policy consultancy to the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children, Illinois ResourceNet, the Institute for Community Resource Development, and the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group.


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