Bill McConkey, Ph.D.
Course/Subject Areas: Organizational Administration, Political Science and Public Administration
Dr. Bill McConkey teaches Leadership and Organizational Studies and Political Science courses at UW Oshkosh. Dr. McConkey received his BS and MS degrees in the Social Sciences from Illinois State University in 1964 and 1965. He received his Ph.D. from Florida State University in 1994, at the age of 52.
He has worked for several government agencies, including the Executive Office of the President of the United States, the Florida Senate’s Committee on Higher Education and for the Governors of Illinois and Alaska. He has owned and operated his own communication research and consulting firm for over 30 years and has also managed or consulted to over 150 political campaigns.
Dr. McConkey has been a university instructor for over 15 years and has published both fiction and non-fiction works. He is married and has seven daughters and step-daughters and 10 grandchildren. He and his wife share their home near Baileys Harbor, in Door County, with their Schipperkes. They also own a farm in Tennessee. His favorite things to do are public speaking, cooking, walking with his dogs, hunting, fishing and writing.