Bachelor, Bowling Green State University, 1951. Master of Arts, Western Reserve University, 1952. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1964.
Postdoctoral student, Cini Foundation, Venice, Italy, 1979.
Founder, Studio 16, Washington, 1953-1954;
assistant instructor, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1954-1956;
instructor, Bowling Green (Ohio) State University, 1956-1957;
instructor, director university theatre, U. Kansas, Lawrence, 1957-1965;
assistant professor, director university theatre, Cornell Univercity, Ithaca, New York, 1965-1971;
professor art history, Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, 1971-1994;
professor emeritus art history and archaeology, Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, since 1994. Consultant European travel, Euro-Files, Olympia. Director U. Kansas Theatre, 1957-1965, Cornell Univercity Cinema, 1965-1970, Museum and Monuments Program, Olympia, since 1975.
Visiting professor cinema American U. Rome, 1973-1974. Delegate Cannes International Film Festival, 1996, 97, 98.
Corporal Medical corpus, United States army, 1952-1954. Member College Art Association, Mediaeval Academy American, American Society Aesthetics, American Institute Archaeology.
Married Elizabeth Alice Arnholt, March 22, 1951. Children: Anne Elizabeth, Susan Elizabeth, Stephen Lea, John Lyons.