Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Iowa, 1938. Master of Science, University Iowa, 1939. Doctor in Aeronautical Engineering (honorary), Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, 1972.
Assistant professor industrial engineering, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, Indiana, 1946-1954; head, school of industrial engineering, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, 1955-1969; associate director, division of sponsored programs, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, 1970-1973; head, department of freshman engineering, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, 1973-1981; professor emeritus, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, since 1981. Visiting professor of engineering Arizona State University, Tempe, 1969-1970. Fulbright professor University Melbourne, Australia, 1959.
President First United Methodist Church Foundation, W. Lafayette, 1989-1991. Treasurer Greater Lafayette (Indiana) Museum of Art, 1990-1991. Lieutenant colonel United States Ordnance, 1941-1945.
Fellow Institute Industrial Engineers. Member American Society Mechanical Engineers (life), American Society Engineering Education (life), Rotary Club, Sigma Xi.
Married Jean Alice Marvin, May 27, 1942. 1 child, Joan Elizabeth Russell.