William C. Pursch, is president of Pursch Associates and professor emeritus and former department head of the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
Dr. Pursch's background includes considerable experience in government purchasing. He has been a warranted contracting officer for the Department of Defense and has handled various logistical assignments in the fields of contracting management, inventory management, and materials management, including overseas assignments in Vietnam, Okinawa, and Germany.
With more than 20 years of teaching experience, Dr. Pursch specializes in contract and acquisition management, property management, and the development of purchasing systems. He currently sits on the board of advisors for, is a fellow of, and is a past national president of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA). In 1990, he was awarded NCMA’s highest honor—Honorary Life Member. He served as a co-leader of the 1986 NCMA/People-to-People International Contract Management Delegation and as leader of the 1989 Contract Management Educators' Delegation to the People's Republic of China.
Dr. Pursch received his B.A. from Gettysburg College, an M.S. from the University of Southern California, and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. He is certified by NCMA as a professional contracts manager.