Born:- 22 August 1929 (age 88)
Dr. William Watson Purkey is Professor of Counseling and Development at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. An active writer, lecturer, researcher and leader, Dr. Purkey has authored or co-authored over 90 professional articles and nine books.
His professional experience includes teaching in the public school system, as a university professor, a college administrator, and as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist in the United State Air Force. Dr. Purkey has keynoted hundreds of national and international conferences.
His ability to invite others to the celebration of leading, learning, and living is reflected in his many awards for teaching, including the highest award for teaching given by the University of North Carolina University System, The Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching.