Bachelor, State University of New York, Oswego, 1960. Master, State University of New York, Oswego, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, University Washington, 1969.
Teacher social studies Rome (New York ) Public Schools. Director educational staff Appalachian Regional Commission. Founder, chairman, chief executive officer The Learning Channel, Rosslyn, Virginia, since 1972.
President, chief executive officer Appalacian Community Service Network.
Member Pres's. Advisory Committee on Rural Problems, Department of Health, Education and Welfare Sec's. Committee on Urban-Rural Problems, Advisory Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III, National Academy Science Panel on Space Technology, Congressional Office Technology Assessment's Panel for Use of Technology for Rural Areas. Board directors Washington Junior Achievement Program, chairman National Blue Ribbon Panel on Mathematics and Science Education.
Member National Academy Cable Programming, National Satellite Committee.