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academic administrator , medical , physics educator , Radiologist

William Richard Hendee, American medical physics educator, academic administrator, radiologist. Diplomate American Board Radiology, American Board Health Physics.


Hendee, William Richard was born on January 1, 1938 in Owosso, Michigan, United States. Son of C.L. and Alvina M. Hendee.


Bachelor of Science, Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, University Texas, 1962. Doctor of Science (honorary), Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi, 1988.


Atomic Energy Commission fellow National Reactor Testing Station, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 1960. Assistant professor, then associate professor physics Millsaps College, 1962-1965, chairman department, 1964-1965. Instructor Mississippi State University (extension), 1963.

Assistant professor, then associate professor radiology (medical physics) University Colorado Medical Center, 1965-1973, professor, 1974-1985, chairman department, 1978-1985. Member staff Veterans Administration Hospital, Denver, 1970-1985, Mercy Hospital, 1971-1985, Denver General Hospital, 1971-1985, Beth Israel Hospital, 1974-1985. Vice president science and technical American Medical Association, Chicago, 1985-1991.

Professor radiology, biophysics, radiation oncology, bioethics Medical College Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1991—2006, clinical professor radiology and biophysics, 1985-1991, senior associate dean, vice president, 1991—2005, dean graduate school, 1995—2006, president research foundation, 2005—2006, distinguished professor radiation oncology, biophysics, community and public health, since 2006. Professor bioengineering Marquette University, since 1993. Visiting lecturer Oak Ridge Associate Universities, 1964.

Adjunct professor radiology Northwestern University School Medicine, 1986-1991. Adjunct professor electrical engineering University Wisconsin-Milwaukee, since 2003, adjunct professor radiology University Colorado, since 2009, clinical professor radiology, University N.M, since 2007.


  • Diplomate American Board Radiology, American Board Health Physics.


  • Other Work

    • Editor Medical Physical, since 2005. Contributor 375 articles to professional journals, author/editor 24 books.


Served with United States Marine Corps, 1957-1962. Fellow American College Radiology (Gold medal 2010), American Institute Medical and Biological Engineering (president 1998-1999). Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Health Physics Society (chairman committees, Elda E. Anderson award 1972), American Association Physicists in Medicine (president 1976-1977, Robert S. Landauer Memorial award 1977, William D. Coolidge award 1989), National Wildlife Federation (Distinguished Service award 1990), Society biomedical Engineering, (senior member), Society Nuclear Medicine (president 1980-1981, Benedict Cassen Memorial award 1984), American Academy Home Care Physicians (Distinguished Service award 1991), American Board Radiology (trustee 1995-1905, president 2002-2004), Omicron Delta Kappa, Theta Nu Sigma.


Married Jeannie Wesley, June 16, 1960. Children: Mikal, Shonn, Eric, Gareth and Gregory (twins), Lara and Karel (twins).

C.L. Hendee

Alvina M. Hendee

Jeannie Wesley

Mikal Hendee

Shonn Hendee

Eric Hendee

Gareth and Gregory Hendee (twins)

Lara and Karel Hendee (twins)