William McKeen is the author of nine books and the editor of four more, including "Everybody Had an Ocean" (Chicago Review Press, 2017), "Homegrown in Florida" (University Press of Florida, 2012), "Mile Marker Zero" (Crown, 2011), "Outlaw Journalist" (W.W. Norton, 2008), "Highway 61" (W.W. Norton, 2003), and two anthologies, "Rock and Roll is Here to Stay" (W. W. Norton, 2000) and "Literary Journalism: A Reader" (Wadsworth, 2000).
Before beginning his teaching career, he worked for several newspapers and magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post, The American Spectator, The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.), The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post and The Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times.
His writing has appeared in Holiday, American History, Maxim, the Saturday Evening Post and many other newspapers and magazines. He has appeared on “The Today Show,” “The O’Reilly Factor,” “The CBS Evening News” and many other news programs.
His major teaching areas are literary journalism, history of journalism, reporting, feature writing and history of rock’n’roll.