Bachelor, University Chicago, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1977.
Volunteer Peace Corps, 1962—1965. Regional Peace Corps director, Thailand, 1966—1968. Deputy director Center Cross-Cultural Training and Research, Hilo, 1968—1970.
Associate professor Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1976—1985, professor, from 1985, associate dean graduate studies and research, 1985—1988. Director Center Policy Studies Education, College Education, 1987—1989. Consultant Aga Khan Foundation, Switzerland, Ministry of Education, Thailand, Institute International Research, Ford Foundation, World Bank.
Member of Comparative International Education Association (board directors 1981-1983), American Sociological Association, Florida Educational Research Association, American Educational Research Association.
Married Meredith Elise Nash, August 23, 1971 (divorced 1987). Children: Katherine, John.