William Damon

Curriculum Vitae: 

William Damon (wdamon@stanford.edu) is Director of the Stanford Center on Adolescence and Professor of Education at Stanford University.

Damon's current research explores how young people develop purpose in their
civic, work, family, and community relationships. He examines how people learn to approach their vocational and civic lives with a focus on purpose, imagination, and high standards of excellence. Damon also has written widely about how to educate for moral and ethical understanding.

Damon's most recent books are: The Power of Ideals: The Real Story of Moral Choice (2015) (with Anne Colby), Failing Liberty 101: How We Are Leavi