Bachelor, University Missouri, Kansas City, 1960. Master of Science, Syracuse University, 1962. Education Specialist, University Northern Colorado, 1967.
Continuity director Station WEAR, Syracuse, New York, 1961. Sales service director Station KCMO-television, Kansas City, Missouri, 1961-1962. Founder, general manager Station KUNC-FM, University Northern Colorado, Greeley, 1966-1967, director radio and television, 1962-1967.
Manager television services Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 1967-1984, head media services, 1984—1991, professor institutional media, 1977—2001, manager video distribution, 1991-2001, professor emeritus, since 2000. Founder, general manager EduCABLE, 1989-2001. Head audiovisual services King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1977-1979.
Founding partner Lotus Media, Kalamazoo, since 1997. Interim executive director Community Cable Access Center, 2005. Board directors Allegis Credit Union, vice chair, 1997—2008.
Member national convention committee Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Washington, 1992. Member international advisory senate Amity Business School, New Delhi, since 1995. Member international advisory council The Interstate Traveler Project, since 2002.
Member advisory board Mother's Trust/Mother's Place, Ganges, Michigan, 1998—2001. Board directors Community (Cable) Access Center, secretary, treasurer, since 2004. Sergeant United States Army Reserve, 1956-1962.
Board directors New Vic Theatricals, Inc., 1978—1982, Art Council Greater Kalamazoo, 1978—1982. Faculty advisor Students for a Free Tibet, 1995—2001. Member, board directors Southwest Michigan Council, Boy Scouts American, 1967—1970, 1992—1995.
Founding chair United States Postal Service Customer Advisory Council, 1994—1998. National secretary Alliance for Community Media, 1986, board directors, since 2008, 1981—1987, National Society, 1986. 1994bd. directors 1998.
Member of American Association of University Professors, American Mensa Ltd., Buddhist Association Southwest Michigan (president 1990-1999, board directors 1990—2008, treasurer 2001-2002, president 2002-2006, treasurer 2007-2008), Buddhadharma Society (faculty advisor 1991—2001), West Michigan Men's Council (secretary board directors 1994-1996), Arabian Philatelic Association, American Philatelic Society (life).
Married Paula Ann Wissing. Children: Diana Cherie, Thomas Marshall, Noel Avery.