Doctor of Philosophy, University Muenster, Germany, 1968. Doctor of Education, University Duisburg, Germany, 1971.
Research associate University Muenster, 1965—1968. Visiting professor University Missouri, Columbia, 1968—1969. Assistant professor University Cologne, Germany, 1969—1970, University Bochum, Germany, 1970—1972, associate professor, 1972—1980, professor international communications, since 1980, professor medical communications, since 1988.
Director department journalism and communications Ruhr University, Bochum, since 1972.
Member of American Medical Writers Association, Association Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, German Society Public and Comm.
Married Erika J. Schmidt, 1965.