Bachelor, Westminster College, 1955. Master of Science in Journalism, Columbia University, 1956.
Reporter, Kansas Missouri Star, 1956-1962; editor film, theater, Kansas Missouri Star, 1962-1977; writer magazine, Kansas Missouri Star, 1977-1979; editor magazine, Kansas Missouri Star, 1979-1981; assistant professor, Iowa State University, Ames, 1982-1985; associate professor journalism, Iowa State University, Ames, since 1985. Reporter Times of London, England., 1957-1958. Visiting professor Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1981-1982.
Member Association Education Journalism and Mass Communication, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Delta Epsilon, Beta Theta Pi.
Married Jane Anne Pecinovsky, January 17, 1959 (divorced 1982). 1 child, Stephen Carr. Married Veronica Anne Lorson, December 31, 1983.
Children: Andrew Michael, Katherine Elinor.