Bachelor of Science, University Nebraska, 1961. Master of Science (National Defense Education Acting fellow), Michigan State University, 1964, Doctor of Philosophy, 1967.
Instructor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1965-1967. Assistant professor agricultural economics Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1967-1971, associate professor, 1971-1981, professor, since 1981, assistant director Environmental Resources Research Institute (formerly Institute for Research on Land and Water Resources), since 1981. Consultant to environmental firms, state and federal agencies.
Served with Field Artillery, United States Army, 1961-1962. Member American Economics Association, American Agricultural Economics Association, North-East Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (president 1995-1996), Association Environmental and Resource Economists, Sigma Xi, Gamma Sigma Delta.
Married Cathryn Jean Cronn, December.10, 1961. Children: Eric Alan, Amy Elizabeth.