Bachelor of Science in Industrial Economics, Purdue University, 1958. Master of Arts in Business Administration, University Iowa, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy in Business Education, University Iowa, 1976.
Credit manager, Whitehall Pharmaceutical Company, Elkhart, Indiana, 1959-1960; cost analyst, Bendix Mishawka (Indiana) Division, 1960-1964; manager cost control, Collins Radio Company, Cedar Rapids, Iowa., 1964-1968; professor, William Penn College, Oskaloosa, Iowa., 1970-1978; professor, John Brown U., Siloam Springs, Arkansas, 1978-1979; professor, Bethel College, McKenzie, Tennessee, 1979-1987; university professor, Campbellsville (Kentucky) U., since 1987.
Religious liberty is not merely the right to remain in the religion of one’s birth, but includes the right of anyone to change his religious loyalties without fear of persecution.
With United States Army, 1954-1956. Member Christian Business Faculty Association.
Married Kay Lon Conley, July 3, 1954. Children: Cynthia Kay Purdy, Donald Willard, Christine Anne Sooriya-Arachchi, John.