Bachelor of Arts, Antioch College, 1949; Master of Arts, Antioch College, 1950; Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1960.
Head department art, Eastern Michigan U., 1954-1958;
chairman arts division, Sullivan professor arts education, George Peabody College, 1958-1964;
director, Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery and
chairman art Department, University Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, 1964-1970;
dean, School of Art, Syracuse University, 1970-1971;
dean, College Visual and Performing Arts. Syracuse University, 1971-1982;
vice president, Syracuse University Theatre Corporation
dean, College Fine Arts, U. South Florida, Tampa, 1983-1986;
director corporation and foundation relations, College Fine Arts, U. South Florida, Tampa, 1987-1989;
professor art, College Fine Arts, U. South Florida, Tampa, since 1989. President Richard A. Florsheim Art Fund, since 1990.
Consultant higher education panel Arts Education Americans. Foundation consultant. Consultant, executive director National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, 1981-1983.
Vice president S.E. Museum Conference, 1969.
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Trustee, consultant Everson Museum. Board directors Partners of Americas-Syracuse, Trinidad-Tobago, 1979-1983. Trustee Tennessee Fine Arts Center, Tampa Museum Art.
Served with United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1942-1946. Member Western Arts Association (council 1954-1962, president 1958-1960), Michigan, Tennessee, Ohio, New York, Arkansas art education associations, College Arts Association, National Committee Art Education (council associate since 1951), National Council Arts Administrators, International Council Fine Arts Deans, New York State Arts Deans, Southeast College Art Association (president 1969-1970), National Art Education Association (council 1956-1962), Florida Higher Education in Arts Council (co-founder), Florida Action Alliance (executive committee), National College Arts Administrators (co-founder), American Association Museum, Northeast Museum Association.
Married Lillian Grace Thomson, December 26, 1948. Children: Mary, Jeffrey Paul, Heidi, Christopher Thomson.