Bill Welch is an instructor in the Mercyhurst University Department of Intelligence Studies. His primary focus in the department is teaching Intelligence Communication at the undergraduate and graduate level. He joined the Department in 2006 after receiving his Master of Science degree in Applied Intelligence from Mercyhurst University.
Welch earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Point Park University and worked as a reporter and city editor with the Erie (Pa.) Morning News and the Erie Times-News for 29 years.
Welch was also involved with the press arm of the Institute for Intelligence Studies. He is editor of The Analyst's Style Manual.