William F. (Bill) Opdyke is a computer scientist.. His PHD thesis, Refactoring Object-Oriented Frameworks, was the first in-depth study of code refactoring as a software engineering technique.
After had received a B.S. from [Drexel University] and a M.S. from [University of Wisconsin-Madision] Opdyke got his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 1992
Opdyke has worked as a researcher at Bell Labs, as a computer science professor at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, and for Motorola in Schaumberg, Illinois.