Bachelor of Science, Hamline University, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1968.
Assistant professor Grinnell College, Iowa, 1968—1973, associate professor, 1973—1979, professor chemistry, 1979—1992, Dack professor, 1986—1992. Provost, dean of college and professor chemistry Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland, 1992—1995, senior vice chancellor academy affairs, 1995—1997. Professor chemistry University Nebraska, Kearney, since 1995.
Program director National Science Foundation, Washington, 1990-1992. Moderator United Church of Christ Congressional, Grinnell, 1980-1982, 83-84. Board directors Edgerton Explorit Center, Aurora, Nebraska, 1996—2009.
Fellow Iowa Academy of Sciences. Member American College of Surgeons (research grantee 1970-1986, 2005^, editorial advisory board Accounts Chemical Research 1977-1983, advisory board Petroleum Research Fund 1986-1989, president Chemical Council Undergraduate Research 1986-1987).
Married Joyce Ruth Honebrink, August 26, 1967. Children: Kristen, Benjamin, John.