Bachelor, Southeast Missouri State College, 1954. Master of Arts, U. Missouri, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota, 1968.
Reporter, editor Montezuma Valley Journal, Cortez, Colorado, 1958-1960. Mem.journalism faculty University of Wisconsin, River Falls, 1960-1969, Northern Illinois U., DeKalb, 1969-1992, department chairman, 1976-1981, 87-92. Editor Grassroots Editor, DeKalb, 1981-1992.
Executive secretary International Society Weekly Newspaper Editors, DeKalb, 1981-1992. Teacher journalism classes, Britain, China, Germany, 1982-1985.
Reporter, editor Montezuma Valley Journal, Cortez, Colorado, 1958—1960. Member journalism faculty University Wisconsin, River Falls, 1960—1969, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 1969—1992, chairman department, 1976—1981, 1987—1992. Editor Grassroots Editor, DeKalb, 1981—1992.
Executive secretary International Society Weekly Newspaper Editors, 1981—1992. Teacher journalism classes, China, Germany, 1982—1985. Corporal United States Army, 1955-1957.
Served to corporal United States Army, 1955-1957. Member Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Society Professional Journalists, International Society Weekly Newspaper.
Married NancyNancy Lee Schelker, September 28, 1957 (divorced 1983). Children: Andrew, Stephen. Married Deborah Ann Cobban, November 14, 1987.