Bachelor, University Minnesota, 1974. Master of Arts, Iowa State University, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, University Washington, 1980.
Visiting assistant professor, Old Dominion U., Norfolk, Virginia, 1980-1981; visiting assistant professor, Furman U., Greenville, South Carolina., 1981-1982; visiting assistant professor, Center Michigan U., Mount Pleasant, 1986-1987; Mellon research fellow, Catholic U. American, Washington, 1982-1983; assistant professor department religion/philosophy, Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio., since 1987.
Member American Society Church History, American History Association, North America Patristic Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Alpha Theta.
Married Robin Candace Grollmus, August 13, 1976.