Bachelor of Arts, Duke, 1950; Master of Arts, Columbia, 1955; Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia, 1961.
Assistant director graduate admissions, Columbia, 1955-1956; instructor to associate professor philosophy, Sweet Briar College, Virginia, 1956-1964; national representative, director, Dissertation Fellowship Program, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey, 1964-1967; associate dean Graduate School, associate professor philosophy, U. Colorado, Boulder, 1967; acting dean, associate professor, U. Colorado, 1968; dean, associate professor, U. Colorado, 1969-1971; vice president research, dean, associate professor, U. Colorado, 1971; provost, vice president research, professor philosophy, U. Colorado, 1971-1974; chancellor, U. Colorado, 1974-1976; professor, U. Colorado, since 1971. Member of national board consultant National Endowment Humanities, since 1976.
Served with United States Army, 1951-1953. Fellow Institute Behavioral Genetics. Member Behavior Genetics Association, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (member's representative 1971-1976), National Research Council (member board Task Group on Priorities in Space Research, Space Studies).
Married Harriet Vincent Barker, June 22, 1970. Children– Charles Glenn, Thaddeus Lawson.