Bachelor of Science, Wayne State University, 1960. Master of Science, University Michigan, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, University Rhode Island, 1967.
Assistant professor biology Lynchburg (Virginia) College, 1962-1964. Graduate teaching assistant University Rhode Island, 1964-1966. Professor Utica College of Syracuse University, since 1967.
Visiting scholar and museum associate Museum Company Zoological, Harvard University, since 1989. Conductor worldwide research in field. Presenter seminars in field including Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Dalhousie University, Duke University Marine Laboratory, The Laboratory, March Biological Association-United Kingdom, University Tokyo, others.
Participant numerous shipboard research tours, intertidal work and symposia in field. Visiting scientist in Japan, 1979.
Member Oneida County Solid Waste Agency, 1969-1973. Board directors Planned Parenthood Association, 1973-1977, 81-84. Past president Utica Communications Development Corporation, 1968-1972.
Elder First Presbyterian Church, member numerous committees. Board directors Vision Foundation, Watertown, Massachusetts, 1990-1995, Foundation Fighting Blindness, since 1996. Member Public Infantry Commission, Association Public transactions, 1991-1994.
Member consumer's advisory council WGBH;s Discriptive Video Service, 1992-1993. Member Old South Church With United States Navy, 1955-1958.
Married Norma Johanna Guezen, September 15, 1961 (divorced June 1989). Children: Ellen Jill, Lynn Katrina. Married Anne S. Covert, October 3, 1992.