Bachelor in Economics with high honours, Michigan State University, 1949. Master of Arts, Michigan State University, 1950. Doctor of Philosophy, Michigan State University, 1955.
Postgraduate, University Minnesota, 1962.
Member faculty Louisiana State University, 1953-1961, professor economics, 1961, head department, 1961-1965, vice chancellor, dean academy affairs, 1965-1968. Secretary administration State of Louisiana, 1968—1969. Secretary-treasurer Louisiana Office Building Corporation, 1969-1972.
Organizer, executive director Louisiana Coordinating Council Higher Education, 1969-1972. Professor economics Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1973—2003, professor economic emeritus, from 2003, executive vice president Tallahassee, 1972-1976, chief academy officer, 1973-1976, president, 1977-1991, interim president, 1993, director university's London Study Center, 1975, president emeritus, 1992—2003. Member staff science and technical committee Florida House of Representatives, 1979.
Member V.P. Mondale's Select Committee on Science and Technology, 1980. Member board directors Federal Res Bank of Atlanta, 1983-1988. Consultant economic theory public finance to private public commissions, organizations.
Member, chief consultant Governor Louisiana's tax study committee, 1968. Formerly Louisiana commissioner administration and chief budget officer. Member National Collegiate Athletic Association president's commission, 1987-1991.
Volunteer economist Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, 1977, Florida C.of C., 1978. Member Academy Task Force for Review of the Insurance and Tort Systems, 1986-1988. Trustee The Nature Conservancy, 1986-2007.
Trustee American College Testing Corporation, 1981-1987, chairman 1985-1987. Ex-officio member Florida Council 100. With C.E., United States Army, 1943-1946.
Member Kiwanis, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Alpha Kappa Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Eta Sigma.
Married Greta Taube, September 1, 1945. Children: Nan, Paul, Greta Lee, Sten.