Bachelor in English, Wake Forest College, 1959. Rockefeller Brothers fellow, Harvard University, 1960. Master of Arts in Political Science, Duke University, 1964.
Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science, Duke University, 1968.
Research associate Voter Education Project, Atlanta, 1969-1970, director technical assistance programs, 1970-1971, deputy director, 1971-1972. Executive director Southeastern Council of Foundations, 1972-1978. Director member services Council on Foundations, Washington, 1979-1980, vice president, 1981-1982, acting Chief Executive Officer, 1981-1982.
Executive director Meyer Memorial Trust, Portland, Oregon, 1982—2002, Miller Foundation, Portland, 2007—2008. Instructor political science Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1963, 65-67. Assistant professor of government Lake Forest College, Illinois, 1967-1969.
Assistant professor political science Clark College, Atlanta, 1969-1971. Board directors Pacific Northwest Grantmakers Forum, Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers. Member advisory board Neighborhood Partnership Fund (Oregon Community Foundation).
Member, advisory board Giving in Oregon Council. Co-chair Northwest Giving Project. Board member Oregon College Art and Craft.
Special advisor Oregon Cultural Trust. Board member Miller Foundation.