William P. Tuchrello has a strong professional and academic interest in the arts and literature of South and Southeast Asia having lived 20 years in the region.
He has over 30 years of field research and diplomatic service serving in the Washington, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, and Egypt for the Library of Congress and Congressional foreign affairs committees. He has additional educational experience including, Director for Fulbright Indonesia, the University of California in San Diego, Northern Greece and Northern Thailand. His Asian focus began as a Peace Corps volunteer in Harianaya India. He has had several grants from the Asia Foundation, Luce, SSRC and other foundations in evaluating and developing research libraries in and relating to Southeast Asia. Mr. Tuchrello has published monographs about Burma, written articles on Southeast Asia and information science, lectured on similar topics and curated a major exhibit on U.S. – Thai historical relations.
He has studied several languages, especially from Southeast Asia. He is currently a Board member for the San Diego Fulbright Alumni Association and Board member of the International Indonesian Forum.
He holds a M.A. in Theology (2011) the role of religion in US foreign policy with Islamic states, M.A.I.A. in South East Asian International Relations from Ohio University, a M.L.S. in Library Administration from Rutgers University, and a AB from Heidelberg College in History. Mr. Tuchrello is married to Dr. Anita Hibler, professor emeritus for the University of Maryland and have a daughter who an analyst at UC-Berkeley.