Bachelor of Science, University Maryland, 1965. Master of Arts, University Maryland, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio University, 1970.
Postgraduate, Northwestern University, 1975.
Professor University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1969-1979, Mount St. Mary's College, Maryland, 1979-1980. Freelance writer Washington, 1980-1985. Senior researcher Pacific Institute Research & Evaluation, 1985-1987, Research Foundation State University of New York, Albany, New York, 1987-1989.
Director Albany Training Program Poetry Therapy, Delmar, 1991-1996. Founder, director House of Words, Milwaukee, 1975-1979. Producer, host Poetry Motel television Program, Delmar, 1990-1996.
Host poetrypoetry.com, 2000^.
(Poetry chapbook 5x8 1/2 saddle-stitched.)
Founder Chess For Kids, Oak Park, Illinois, 2000. Consultant, board directors Advisers Academy Excellence, Frederick, Maryland, 1982-1985. Member National Association Poetry Therapy (vice president 1992-1993, Outstanding Service award 1991).
Son of Charles Melvin Rossiter and Margaret Eleanor Wallace. Linda Wilson, August 1, 1966 (divorced September 1972). 1 child, Erika Lynn (deceased).
Married Mary Ellen Munley, June 8, 1978. 1 child, Jack Charles.