Bachelor, Wabash College, 1960; Master of Arts, Northwestern University, 1962; Doctor of Philosophy, Michigan State University, 1969.
Instructor Port Huron (Michigan) Junior College, 1962-1964. Assistant professor Bowling Green (Ohio) State University, 1966-1970. Associate professor, assistant to Provost Center Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, 1970-1982.
Professor, department chairman Indiana State University, Terre Haute, 1982-1991. Senior consultant Institute for Crisis Management, Louisville.
President Friends of the Arts, Terre Haute, 1987. Board directors Leadership of Terre Haute, 1990-1992, Volunteer Action Center, Terre Haute Organ Donors Association. Member Public Relations Society of America (accredited, president Hoosier chapter), Speech Communications Association, Central States Communications Association (president 1996-1997, executive secretary 1991-1994), Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (newsletter editor since 1994), American Forensic Association (executive secretary 1970-1972), Michigan Speech Association (president 1981-1982), Organizational Communications (chairman 1985-1985), Rotary (Paul Harris fellow 1990).
Married Karen Lee Carpenter, August 10, 1963. 1 child, Matthew Wallace.