Bachelor in English Honors, University Missouri, 1965. Postgraduate, University Missouri, 1971. Master of Arts in Teacher, Harvard University, 1966.
Secondary teacher English, Great Neck (New York ) Schools, 1966-1969. Administrative assistant University Missouri, Columbia, 1969-1971. Curriculum developer, coordinator CEMREL, Inc., St. Louis, 1971-1976.
Coordinator National Aesthetic Education Learning Center, Kennedy Center, Washington, 1976-1979, director Alliance for Arts Education, 1979-1982. Executive director Dance St. Louis, 1982-1983, Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville, since 1984. Panelist National Education Association.
Arts education consultant University Michigan, National Inventory Conference on Learning Resources Related to East Asia, Very Special Arts, University Virginia School Education, Florida Department State. Arts consultant National Education Association, Young Audiences, Missouri Arts Council, Mississippi River Festival, American Film Festival, St. Louis Art Museum, Washington University Film Arts Society. Host Tennessee Arts, Station WDCN-television.
Board directors The Children's House, 1988-1990, National Assembly State Arts Agencies, 1985-1987, Association Performing Arts Presenters, 1994-1997. Board directors Southern Arts Federation, since 1984, chairman, 1992-1994. Member Leadership Nashville, 1998-1999.
Member Harvard University Alumni Association (board directors since 1998), Harvard Club (New York City).
Married Victoria Jane Smith, January 29, 1977. Children: Catherine Victoria, William Wiley.