Michael Gurian Biography
Michael Gurian is a family therapist, corporate consultant, lecturer and the New York Times bestselling author of twenty five books published in twenty one languages. The Gurian Institute, which he co-founded, conducts research internationally, launches pilot programs and trains professionals. Michael has been called "the people's philosopher" for his ability to bring together people's ordinary lives and scientific ideas.
He has pioneered efforts to bring neuro-biology and brain research into homes, schools, corporations, and public policy. A number of his ground-breaking books in child development, including THE MINDS OF BOYS, THE WONDER OF GIRLS, THE WONDER OF BOYS, BOYS AND GIRLS LEARN DIFFERENTLY!, and NURTURE THE NATURE have sparked national debate. His newest work, THE PURPOSE OF BOYS (April 2009), provides a revolutionary new framework, based in neuro-biology, by which to understand and care for the social and emotional needs of boys from birth to adulthood.
Gurian has served as a consultant to families, corporations, therapists, physicians, school districts, community agencies, churches, criminal justice personnel and other professionals, traveling to approximately 30 cities per year to keynote at conferences. His training videos (also available as DVDs) for parents and volunteers are used by Big Brother and Big Sister agencies in the U.S. and Canada.
As an educator, Gurian previously taught at Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, and Ankara University. His speaking engagements include Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University, Macalester College, University of Colorado, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and UCLA. His philosophy reflects the diverse cultures (European, Asian, Middle Eastern and American) in which he has lived, worked and studied.
Gurian's work has been featured in various media, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, Time, People Magazine, Reader's Digest, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Parenting, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and on the and National Public Radio.
Gurian lives with his wife,
Gail, and two daughters in Spokane, Washington.
This biography was last updated on 06/09/2009.
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