Bachelor in German, Portland (Oregon) State University, 1964; Master of Arts in Language, Washington State University, Pullman, 1966; student, Frei University, Berlin, 1967-1968; Doctor of Philosophy, University Texas, 1972.
Instructor German, Bucknell U., Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 1970-1972; assistant professor, U. Montana, Missoula, 1972-1978; associate professor, U. Montana, Missoula, 1978-1984; professor German, U. Montana, Missoula, since 1984; also department chairman foreign languages, U. Montana, Missoula, 1985-1990.
President University Montana Teacher's Union, 1987-1988. Member German Studies Association (executive board 1986-1989), American Association Teachers German (president Montana chapter 1989-1990, testing and awards).
Married Nancy Ann Nelson, September 5, 1964. Children: Paula Claire, Leslie Ann, Sean Sterling.