Bachelor, University Iowa, 1950. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1951.
Department chairman art, North Carolina Center U., Durham, 1951-1964; professor, State University of New York, Binghamton, since 1964; department chairman art and art history, State University of New York, Binghamton, 1968-1972, 82-85. Member of national screening committee Fulbright-Hays Program Institute International Education, New York City, 1975-1977. Board directors College Art Association American, New York City, 1970-1976.
With United States Air Force, 1943-1946, Far East.
Son of Edward Nathaniel Senior and Alice (Waring) W. Divorced; children: Craig Scott, Julie Elizabeth Shiver.