William Warntz received a B.S., A.M., and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of
Pennsylvania. He taught at the University of Pennsylvania and was a research associate
in the Department of Astro-Physical Sciences at Princeton University and for the
American Geographical Society. He served as Professor of Theoretical Geography and
Regional Planning in the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. In 1971, he was
appointed Professor of Geography and Departmental Chairman at the University of Western
Ontario. He died in 1988.