Bachelor Music Education, Drake University, 1959. Bachelor of Science, Juilliard School, 1961. Master of Science, Juilliard School, 1962.
Doctor of Education, Washington University, St. Louis, 1978.
Clarinet instructor Henry Street Settlement Music School, New York City, 1961-1964. Music teacher Wantagh (New York ) Elementary Schools, 1962-1967. Music teacher, band and orchestra director Mepham High School, Bellmore, New York, 1967-1970.
Associate professor music, band and jazz ensemble conductor Nassau Community College, Garden City, 1970-1983, chairman music department, 1977-1983, dean instruction, 1984-1990. Dean College Fine and Performing Arts, Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey, 1990—2007, acting executive vice president, provost New Jersey, 1994-1995, professor, music, 2007—2009.
Clarinetist Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, 1956-1959, Aspen (Colorado) Festival Orchestra, 1959-1960, Henry Schuman's Wind Ensemble Workshop, 1965-1969, Long Island Symphony Orchestra, 1970-1982. Clarinetist Seuffert Band, 1962-1990, Great Neck (New York ) Symphony, 1967-1980. Contributor articles to professional journals.
Board directors Long Island Symphony, 1980-1982. Surrogate speaker Richard Gephardt for President, 1987-1988, 2004. Member Music Educators National Conference (chapter advisor 1970-1983, 2-year college chairman Eastern division 1982-1983), New York State School Music Association (chairman research 1982-1984), New Jersey Music Educators Association, Alliance for Arts Education New Jersey (past president), Nassau Music Educators Association (recording secretary 1968-1969, 1st vice president 1969-1970, president 1970-1971), College Music Society, International Council of Fine Arts Deans (president-elect 2001-2002, president 2003-2005, past president 2005-2006), Arts Education Partnership (steering committee), Philadelphia Arts Education Partnership (board directors since 2004), Young Audiences Inc., Network Policy Committee, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Married Zenaida Otero Gephardt, June 10, 2000. Children from previous marriage: Lisa Diane, Francis Joseph.