Bachelor, Wayne State University, 1962; Master of Arts, University of Michigan, 1965; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Michigan, 1977.
Professor organizational and intercultural communication Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, since 1964. President Communications Research and Training Associates. Consultant Volvo Corporation, General Motors Corporation, Ford Motor Car Company, Michigan Public Schools and other educational institutions.
Speaker in field; instructor, Davos, Switzerland, 1989. International program instructor, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland.
Member Peace Corps Training and Teaching. Member International Communication Association, Speech Communication association, Mich.Acad. Science, Arts and Letters (communication chairman 1982), Michigan Speech Communication Association (communication chairman since 1978), Golden Key National Honorary Society, Phi Kappa Phi, Delta Sigma Rho, Pi Kappa Delta.
Married Katherine Strand. Children: Gary James, Aimee Lynn. Stepchildren: John E. Holkeboer, Maja K. Holkeboer.