Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
College of William and Mary
Orono, Maine, United States
University of Maine
Ames, Iowa, United States
Iowa State University
Zamer received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Juniata College in 1974. Four years later he earned his Master of Arts degree from College of William and Mary. Also in 1985, William was given a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Zoology from the University of Maine.
Zamer began his career as an instructor of zoology at Iowa State University in 1985. A year later he took a position of a postdoctoral research associate of the department of zoology at the same university.
Then in 1989, William became an assistant professor of biology at Lake Forest College. Also he served as an associate professor at that college from 1995 to 2002. In 1997, Zamer was appointed a chairman of biology department at Lake Forest College. In 2000, he became a program director at National Science Foundation and held it until his retirement in 2017. In 2017, William held the position of a science advisor of division of integrative organismal systems at National Science Foundation.
Zamer is a member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physiological Society, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology and Society for Study of Evolution.