Bill Bomar

Dr. William Bomar

Walter and Hazel Jones Executive Director, University of Alabama Museums


  • PhD, The University of Alabama
  • MA, The University of Nebraska
  • MEd, Georgia Southern University
  • BA, Georgia Southern University


Bill Bomar has worked in a wide variety of museums for over 30 years and has extensive experience in exhibit planning, fundraising, educational program development, and museum administration. He was the Director of The University of Alabama’s Moundville Archaeological Park for sixteen years and is currently the Walter and Hazel Jones Executive Director of The University of Alabama Museums. He has also worked in museums of natural history and history, and heritage sites including a historic house museum, Civil War fort, and 1850s historic railroad complex. Bomar is a past president of the Alabama Museums Association and board member for the Southeastern Museums Conference. He has served as the Alabama state representative to the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries and on the Editorial Board for the American Association for State and Local History Book Series. His research has focused on graduate museum studies curricula in the United States as well as the professional personnel needs of 21st-century museums. He holds a B.A. in History and Anthropology and M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Georgia Southern University, an M.A. in Museum Studies from The University of Nebraska, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from The University of Alabama. Bomar has taught an annual course in Museum Administration at The University of Alabama since 2009.