Diploma, Cleveland Institute Art, 1950. Bachelor of Science, Kent State University, 1951. Master of Arts, Denver University, 1955.
Postgrad, University Oregon, 1962. Postgrad, Illinois State University, 1963. Postgrad, Montana State University, 1968.
Art teacher New London High School, Ohio, 1951—1952. Crafts director Fort Riley, Kansas, 1953—1954. Staff crafts director Military District Washington, 1954—1956, 3d Army, Fort MacPherson, Georgia, 1956—1959.
Member faculty Eastern Montana College, Billings, since 1959, professor emeritus, since 1982, chairman department, 1970—1980. President board Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, 1974. Consultant Western Heritage Center.
Secretary Montana Institute Arts Foundation, since 1984. With United States Air Force, 1940-1946, PTO.
The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.
Member of Pioneers of Eastern Montana and Their Descendants (president), Yellowstone Rifle Club, American Defenders Bataan and Corregidor, Montana Institute Arts 1984-1986, Billings Art Association 1975-1977, Elks.
Married Shirley Ann Emerson, August 31, 1952. 1 child Sean Emerson;children from previous marriage: Rosemarie Steele Thompson, Julie Steele Jorgenson.