Bachelor, Western Michigan University, 1970. Master of Social Work, University Michigan, 1976.
Caseworker, Michigan Department Social Superior vena cava syndrome, Holland, 1970-1974;
therapist, Western Wayne (Michigan) Counseling, 1976-1977;
program manager foster parent training, Eastern Michigan U., Ypsilanti, since 1978;
member of faculty social work department, Eastern Michigan U., Ypsilanti, 1979-1990;
associate director national foster care education, Eastern Michigan U., Ypsilanti, 1981-1986;
associate director analyzing abuse, Eastern Michigan U., Ypsilanti, 1986-1987;
associate director independent living project, Eastern Michigan U., Ypsilanti, 1987-1988;
master trainer national foster care resource center, Eastern Michigan U., Ypsilanti, since 1990;
professor social work, Eastern Michigan U., Ypsilanti, since 1991;
professor School Social Work, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, since 1993. Speaker, presenter in field. Member editorial board Child Welfare, Community Alternatives: The International Journal Foster Care.
Expert witnessChildren's Defense Fund., Baltimore Legal Aid, 1987. Co-chair practice com.Nat. Commision on Family Foster Care, Washington, 1990.
Board directors Kinship Care Project, 1992, Practice in Permanence Planning, 1992-1993.
Secretary Michigan Citizen's Action Committee for Foster Children, 1978-1979. Member of national advisory board Child Welfare League American, 1981. Member of advisory committee Army foster care needs assessment Department Army, 1982.
Member supervised independent living program committee Youth Living Centers, 1983. Chair board directors United Ministries in Higher Education, Eastern Michigan U., 1990. Member North America Association Treatment Foster Care (advisory board 1990), Nas.
Association Social Workers, Council Social Work Education, Academy Certified Social Workers, National Foster Parent Association, Network Foster Parent Educators, International Foster Care Organisation.
Children: Linda Reese, Karen Beltran, Gail Nelson, Robert Schaumann.