Associate of Arts, Graceland College, 1957; Bachelor of Science, Pittsburgh State University, 1959; Master of Science, Pittsburgh State University, 1964.
Instructor, Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa., 1960-1961; junior chemist, Ames (Iowa) Laboratory-United States Atomic Energy Commission, 1961-1964; assistant professor, Park College, Parkville, Missouri, 1964-1968; assistant professor, then associate professor, Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa., since 1968. Graduate fellow U. Nebraska, 1978. Workshop fellow Northern Illinois U., 1988.
Presiding elder Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Bethany, Missouri, 1968-1971, Lamoni, 1973-1976, high counselor, since 1987. Member American Chemical Society, National Science Teachers Association, Iowa Academy Sciences, Midwest Association Chemistry Teachers in Liberal Arts Colls., National Association Advisers in Health Professions, Music Teachers National Association, Iowa Music Teachers Association.
Married Jerie Gail Davis, March 29, 1959. Children: Rebecca, Gerald.