Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Northwestern University, 1968.
Science writer University Colorado News Service, Boulder, 1969-1970. Reporter San Antonio Express & News, 1971-1974. Editor, writer American Dental Association, Chicago, 1974-1979.
Freelance writer, photographer, 1979-1982. Senior editor annuals World Book Public, 1982-1995, managing editor Year Book, 1995-1996, managing editor Science Year, 1996—2003. Managing editor Science Discovery Encyclopedia, 2001—2003.
Freelance writer and editor, since 2003.
Member of National Association Science Writers.
Son of Elmer Louis Junior and Eileen Celeste (Sholin) D. M. Lynne Virginia Thayer, June 21, 1969. 1 child, Alexandra Louise.