William John Bruns,, business administration educator. Danforth graduate fellow, 1957-1962; Danforth associate, 1967-1989. Member Quinnipiac council Boy Scouts American, 1964-1966; Chief Seattle council, 1966-1972, Algonquin council, 1972-1981. Member American Accounting Association, Institute Management Accountants.
Bruns,, William John was born on July 13, 1935 in Pasadena, California, United States. Son of William John and Carol Jane (Stalder) Bruns.
Bachelor, University Redlands, California, 1957. Doctor of Business Administration (honorary), University Redlands, California, 1976. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1959.
Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1963.
Assistant professor economics, then assistant professor economics and industrial administration Yale University, 1962-1966. Associate professor, then professor accounting University Washington, 1966-1972. Professor business administration Harvard University, 1972-1993, Henry R. Byers professor business administration, 1993—2001, emeritus, since 2001.
Visiting professor business administration Northeastern University, since 2001. Consultant to industry.
Member Quinnipiac council Boy Scouts American, 1964-1966. Chief Seattle council, 1966-1972, Algonquin council, 1972-1981. Member American Accounting Association, Institute Management Accountants.
Married Barbara Jean Dodge, April 12, 1957 (divorced 1980). Children: Robert William, John Richard, David James, Michael Alan. Married Sharon Merle McKinnon, July 16, 1982.