Bachelor of Science, Emporia State University, 1959. Master of Science, Kans State University, Manhattan, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Kans State University, Manhattan, 1968.
Teacher, science, Salina (Kansas) High School, 1961-1963; instructor, chemistry, Missouri Valley College, Marshall, 1963-1964; professor, chemistry, Fort Hays (Kansas) State University, since 1967.
Member of advisory board Humane Society High Plains, Hays Kansas, since 1983, secretary 1987. Member American Chemical Society, Phi Delta Kappa, Sigma Pi Sigma, Sigma Xi (Fort Hays chapter, treasurer 1981-1982, 94-95, secretary 1981-1982, 95-96, president elect1996-1997, president 1983-1984, 97-98, national delegate 1981, 87).
Married Marilyn Emilie Rinehart, June 12, 1964.