Bachelor, Christian Brothers College, 1966. Master of Social Work, University Nebraska, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University Nebraska, 1983.
Junior, senior high school teacher Omaha Catholic Schools, 1966-1970. Social worker Douglas County Social Services, Omaha, 1970-1974. Medical social worker University Nebraska Medical Center, 1974-1978, practicum instructor, 1975-1988, psychiatric clinical social worker, assistant professor, 1984-1989.
Instructor Nebraska Psychiatric Institute, 1978-1988. Psychotherapist Immanuel Medical Center, Omaha, since 1989. University child advisory team coordinator, University Nebraska Hospital.
Member National Association Social Workers (Exemplar award 1978), Registry of Clinical Social Workers.
Married Carol Ann Petersen, December 21, 1968. Children: Karen Elizabeth, Stephen Benjamin, Christina Annual.