AB, Hamilton College, 1961. Master of Fine Arts, University Iowa, 1971. Postgraduate, University Paris, Sorbonne, 1963.
Teacher, Lake Forest (Illinois) Country Day School, 1963-1964; freelance writer, 1964-1970; instructor in English, U. Iowa, Iowa City, 1970-1972; instructor in reading, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa., 1971, 72; associate editor, Senior Scholastic, Inc., New York City, 1973-1975; associate editor, Junior Scholastic, New York City, 1975-1976; editor, Scholastic Search, New York City, 1976-1983; editor, UPDATE magazine, New York City, 1983-1986; editorial director social studies, Scholastic, Inc., New York City, 1986-1987; editorial director education marketing, Scholastic, Inc., 1987-1989.
Member National Council for the Social Studies, Educational Press Association, National Council for Geographic Education.
Married Jane Ellen Langenbacher, November 28, 1969. 1 child, Alison Render.