Who’s Who of Humanitarians and Philanthropists

William L. McBride, Ph.D.

Title: Philosopher
Company: Purdue University
Location: Lafayette, IN United States


  • American Association of University Professors (President Indiana Conference, 1988-1989) (President, Purdue Chapter 1983-1986)
  • American Philosophical Association (chairman international cooperative committee, 1992-1995)(Board of Directors 1992-1995)
  • American Society of Philosophy in the French Language (President,  1994-1996)
  • American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy
  • Chevalier in the Ordre des Palmes Académiques, France
  • Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de Philosophie (Steering Committee, 1998) (Secretary General 2003-2008) (President, 2008-2013)(Past President, 2013)
  • Fulbright Fellowships (Bulgaria, 1997) (France, 1959-1960)
  • International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences
  • International Federation of Philosophical Societies, (Immediate Past President, 2008)
  • Library of Living Philosophy, Editorial Board, Member
  • North America Society for Social Philosophy (Vice President, 1997-2000) (President, 2000-2005)
  • North American Society for Social Philosophy (Past President, 2000-2005)
  • Sartre Society North America, Chairman of the Board of Directors (1991-1993)(1985-1988)
  • Society Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (1977-1980)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Lifetime Humanitarian Award (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (1987-2018)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2018)
  • Inductee, Top Professional of the Year Award (2017)
  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2017)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the Midwest,” Marquis Who’s Who (2000-2016)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (2007-2016)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Education,” Marquis Who’s Who (2006-2008)
  • Contributor to numerous professional journals and articles
  • Silver Medal Recipient, The Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Science

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