Bachelor of Arts, Johns Hopkins University, 1943; Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Long Island U., 1970; Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Johns Hopkins University, 1998; Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Johns Hopkins University, 1998.
Instructor, English Johns Hopkins University, 1946. With industrial relations department Western Electric Company and Locke division General Electric Company, 1946-1949. Editor Johns Hopkins Magazine, 1949-1959.
Editor, executive director, chairman Editorial Projects for Education, Inc., Baltimore and Washington, 1959-1978. Executive editor Chronicle Higher Education, Washington, 1966-2000, chairman, since 2000. Executive editor Chronicle of Philanthropy, 1988—2000, chairman, since 2000.
Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1945.
Married Doris Jean Kell, July 13, 1946 (deceased). Children: Margaret Kell, Jean Corbin, Thomas Stewart. Married Jean Caryl Wyckoff, June 20, 1973 (deceased).
Married Pamela I. Stokes, September 11, 2003.