Bachelor of Science, University Michigan, 1951. Master of Science, University Michigan, 1952. Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1954.
Research microbiologist Parke Davis & Company, Detroit, 1957—1963. Instructor microbiology University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1963—1964. Assistant professor School Medicine, Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1964—1971.
Director microbiology Bronson Hospital, Kalamazoo, since 1971. Consultant Upjohn Company, since 1971. Chairman Kalamazoo County Committee Infectious Disease Prevention, Education & Control, 1973—1981.
Served to lieutenant United States Navy, 1954-1957.
Member of National Registry Microbiologists, American Academy Microbiology, Michigan Society Infection Control, American Society Microbiology, Phi Sigma, Sigma Xi.
Married Grace Marie Collica Erlandson, May 28, 1955. Children: Paul Matthew, Kathryn Marie, Teresa Ann, Mark Arvid, Susan Diane.