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William Reeves

Emeritus Professor
Engineering Technology and Management
Stocker Center 128A
Phone: 740.593.1453

William Reeves joined the Ohio University faculty in 1974. Previously, he taught for two years in the secondary public schools in Kentucky, worked in the plastics molding industry for two years, and worked in the construction industry for eight years. His primary teaching areas are fluid power, materials science, and polymer processes.

Research Interests: shock attenuation devices for sports equipment, design/development of automated sealing devices, design/development of automated bar sorting machinery, design/development of automated wax saturation system

All Degrees Earned: Ed.D., Vocational Education and Organizational Development; M.A., Education; B.S., Industrial Education


  • The Chemistry of Plastics (1974)
  • The Technology of Fluid Power (1984)
  • Fluid Power: Circuit and Component Design, Operation and Anaysis (1997)
  • Basic Hydraulics (2011)
  • Basic Hydraulics Resource Guide (2012)


  • Russ College Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award (1983 and 1987)
  • Ohio University - University Professor Teaching Award (1986)
  • Ohio University - Class of 1950 Teaching Award (2002)
  • White Departmental Research Award (2001)
  • Selection as NJATC National Training Institute Professional Educator by IBEW/NECA (2000)

Something you may not know about me: Reeves builds acoustic guitars as a hobby.