Faculty member William Dulaney to appear in outlaw biker programs

A faculty member in Western Carolina University’s department of communication who is a much-sought-after expert on outlaw motorcycle clubs will be featured in two upcoming programs on the National Geographic Channel.

William Dulaney, assistant professor and director of oral communication, flew to Bellingham, Wash., courtesy of the television network last October to appear as an analyst in two documentaries that are part of National Geographic’s “Outlaw Biker” series.

“Inside the Outlaws,” a program focusing on the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, will be broadcast at 9 p.m. Thursday, April 9, and “Bandido Nation,” a documentary about the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, will be aired at 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 13.

Dulaney rode his vintage 1953 Harley Davidson motorcycle for nearly 10 years as an outlaw biker in preparation for his doctoral degree dissertation, which focused on organizational identity and culture within the outlaw motorcycle community.

Dulaney also appeared last year as an analyst on a History Channel program, “The Outlaws Motorcycle Club,” and on the Biography Channel show “The Hell’s Angels.”