Bachelor in Political Science, Kalamazoo College, 1967. Juris Doctor, Southwestern University, Los Angeles, 1973.
Associate Parker, Stanbury, McGee & Combs, Los Angeles, 1974-1975. Partner Christensen, Fazio, McDonnell, Briggs & Ward, La Habra, California, 1975-1980. Vice president corporation litigation Pharmacia & Upjohn, Inc., Kalamazoo, since 1980.
Professor Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan, since 1985. Arbitrator United States District Court (western district) Michigan, since 1985.
President board directors Boy's and Girl's Club of Whittier, California, 1978-1980. Vice president foundation Montessori School, Kalamazoo, 1981-1984. Member executive committee Southern Tier chapter March of Dimes, 1989-1991.
Sergeant United States Army, 1968-1970, Vietnam.
Married Rosemary Tucker, July 23, 1968. Children: Mereke E., Ariane E., Joisan E.