Bachelor of Arts in History, Michigan State University, 1948. Master of Science in Education, Indiana University, 1950. Doctor of Education, Indiana University, 1959.
Master of Arts in Russian, Norwich University, 1993. Postgraduate in Russian, Middlebury College, 1991.
Teacher elementary, Calumet Township Schools, Gary, Indiana, 1950-1951; teacher elementary, San Bruno (California) School System, 1951-1952; teacher elementary, Benton Harbor (Michigan) School System, 1952-1954; elementary school supervisor, Ottawa County Board of Education, Grand Haven, Michigan, 1954-1956; assistant professor education, Park College, Parkville, Missouri, 1956-1958; professor, State University of New York, Fredonia, since 1959.
1st lieutenant United States Army, World War World War II. Member National Education Association (life), American Association Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages, American Council Teachers of Russian, American Education Studies Association.
Married Mary Janice Gilbert, April 7, 1951. Children: Daniel Stafford, David Gilbert.