Bachelor of Science, Southern Iowa Normal School, 1900. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineer, University of Illinois, 1907. Continuing education, University of Colorado, 1909.
Doctor of Laws, Lafayette, 1935.
Engineer.D., Northeastern University, 1936. Engineer.D., Bucknell University, 1937, Case School Applied Science, 1939.
Doctor of Science, Hannemann Medical College, 1938, Muhlenberg College, 1940. Doctor of Laws, Rutgers, 1941, Moravian College, 1941.
Formerly engaged in railway, bridge, municipal and highway engineering work. Instructor, assistant professor and acting professor сivil engineering, University of Colorado, 1907-1914. Professor railway engineering, University of Kansas, 1914-1918, professor civil engineering, 1918-1922.
Professor сivil engineering and head of department, University of Illinois, 1922-1926.
Dean College of Engineering, University of Iowa, 1926-1935. President Lehigh University 1935-1944.
Consultant in engineering and industrial education since 1944. Supervising engineer War Department, in construction of explosive plants, 1918-1919.
Trustee Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching.
Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Railway Engineering Association, Wisconsin Academy Science, American Society for Engineering Education (president 1934-1935), Pennsylvania Society College Presidents (president 1940-1941), Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, Sigma Tau.
Married Grace Josephine Black, August 31, 1910 (died February 3, 1917). Married second, Ora Louella Webb, June 8, 1921. Children: Ora Louise, Ellen Webb, Clement Webb.