Bachelor of Science, Ohio State University, 1949. Master of Science, Indiana University, 1951. Doctor of Education, Indiana University, 1956.
Postgraduate, United States Army Staff and Command College, 1976.
Teacher art, supervisor, Celina (Ohio) Public Schools, 1949-1951;
instructor university high school, Indiana U., 1951-1955;
professor art, art education, department chairman art education, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1959-1965;
visiting professor, University Texas-Austin, 1965;
department chairman related arts, crafts and interior design, U. Tennessee, Konxville, 1966-1968;
professor art, department chairman art, Illinois State University, 1968-1985;
professor emeritus, Illinois State University, since 1985;
professor art, Lincoln College, Normal, since 1986. Research reader humanities Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1968-1969. Resource person arts, education and Americans panel Rockefeller Report Am Council Arts in Education, 1977-1978.
Consultant Latin American Fulbright Scholarship Program Harvard University, 1981-1982. Member com.Ill. Fine Arts Review for Capital Development Board, since 1987, planning committee National Institute Advanced Studies in Art and Design and Archives of America Art School, since 1988, research committee National School Art and Design.
President Illinois Alliance Art Education, 1975-1977, Illinois Task Force for Arts Education in General Education, 1976-1977. Member Tennessee Arts Commission, 1967-1968, National Alliance Arts Education/Kennedy Center, 1975-1977. Charter trustee Illinois Summer School for Arts, vice president, vice president Foundation Board, 1988-1994.
Board directors, co-founder Sugar Creek Arts Festival, Normal, since 1985. Chair major gifts committee Normal Theater Restoration Project, since 1992. Board directors, vice president McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, 1980-1990, sponsor Skilled Crafts award, since 1968.
Served to major United States Army Reserve. Colonel Illinois Militia. Member National Council Art Administrators (charter, senior research editor board directors 1973-1981), National Association Schools Art (institutional delegate 1974-1984, nominating committee 1977-1978, research committee 1976-1977), Western Arts Association (president 1962-1964), College Art Association, National Art Education Association (director 1964-1966), Scabbard and Blade, Phi Delta Kappa, Delta Tau Delta, Delta Phi Delta.
Clubs: Rotary International.
Married Lois Jean Rademacher. Children: Mark Steven (deceased), Michael Sherwood, Mollie Sue, Merre Shannon, Randal Dean, Susan Lynn, Todd Patrick, Shondra Marie.