Bachelor of Science in Economics, Sociology, University Wisconsin, La Crosse, 1970. Master of Science in Economics, Iowa State University, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Iowa State University, 1976.
Senior master Belvedere Government Secondary School, Albion, 1963-1967. Assistant professor West Virginia State College, Institute, 1976-1977. From assistant professor to professor Indiana University East, Richmond, 1977-1990, professor, director Center Economic Education, since 1990, chair business division, 1994—2001.
Research assistant Iowa State University, Ames, 1972-1974, researcher, 1974-1976. Advisory board Small Business Development Center, Richmond, since 1994.
Member advisory board Richmond Hospital Authority, since 1995. President American Red Cross, Richmond, 1990. Board directors Habitat for Humanity Greater Richmond, since 1990.
Member International Atlantic Economic Society, International Association Children's Social Economic Education (editorial board), American Acon. Association, National Association Economic Educators (member committee since 1994), Eastern Economic Association (area representative), Midwest Economic Association, Indiana Academy Social Science (president 1992), American Association of University Professors, Kiwanis, Richmond Chamber of Commerce (education committee 1978-1992, Dedicated Service and Leadership award 1993), Delta Mu Delta (national executive council).
Married Norma Surojni, April 15, 1967. Children: Stasia Ashmala, Shayne Ravin.