Bachelor, Brigham Young University, 1960. Master of Arts, Brigham Young University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, University Minnesota, 1964.
Instructor speech and theatre University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1960—1964. Assistant professor theatre Frostburg State University Maryland, 1964—1966. Associate professor theatre Kearney State College, Nebraska, 1966—1968, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 1968—1970.
Professor Brigham Young University, Provo, chair department theatre, since 1970. Consultant Utah State Office Education, Salt Lake City, 1984—1988, Provo School District, 1976—1979, Mormon Church Welfare Services, Salt Lake City, 1976—1977. Member Theatre panel Utah Arts Council, 1983—1987, Idaho Committee Arts, 1988—1989.
Board directors Promised Valley Playhouse, 1986—1989, John F. Kennedy Center Education Advisory Panel, 1986—1991, Programming Children and Youth Advisory Panel Chair, 1986—1991. Judge Bonderman Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Playwriting Competion, 1994, 1996. Grant panelist Lila Wallace Readers Digest Fund, 1992.
Member Thrasher Research Fund and Humanitarian Services, since 1995.
With AETA Administrative Supplement, 1968—1969. Active Utah Arts Council Theatre Advisory Committee, 1984—1988. President Utah Alliance Arts Education, 1985—1986.
Member of Rocky Mountain Theatre Association (president 1970-1971), American College Theatre Festival Association (executive committee, board directors 1974-1979), National Association School Theatre 1986-1993, (treasurer 1989-1993), American Alliance Theatre and Education (president 1987-1988), American Association Theatre Youth (president-elect 1986-1987), International Association Theatre Children and Young People (United States board directors since 1983, president 1988-1995, treasurer since 1993, executive committee since 1988), Children's Theatre Association America (vice president 1981-1983, President's award 1982), American Theatre Association 1974-1976.
Married Virginia Mae Blunck, June 6, 1960 (deceased 1966). Children: Lori, Shela Rae, Emily Ann, David William, Melissa Ann. Married Ima Jean Peck, January 2, 1997.