PTF Parent Up Speaker Series will present William Damon, author of The Path to Purpose: How Young People Find Their Calling in Life.
William Damon is Professor of Education at Stanford University, Director of the Stanford Center on Adolescence, and Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. Damon is one of the world's leading researchers on the development of purpose and author of The Path to Purpose: How Young People Find Their Calling in Life. Damon also helped develop innovative educational methods such as peer collaboration,project-based learning, and the youth charter. He is known for his studies of purposeful philanthropy and his current work includes a scientific study that explores the development of purpose in higher education and a study of family purpose across generations.
Damon's other books include The Moral Child; Greater Expectations (winner of the Parent's Choice Book Award); Some Do Care: Lives of Moral Commitment (with Anne Colby); Good Work (with Howard Gardner and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi); and The Power of Ideals: The Real Story of Moral Choice (also with Anne Colby). Damon has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Education and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.