AB summa cum laude, Columbia College, 1959; Master of Arts, Cambridge (England) University, 1964; Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1965.
Assistant professor Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1964-1968. Associate professor Richmond College, Staten Island, New York, 1969-1976. Editor-in-chief Behavior Today, New York City, 1976-1980.
Associate vice president University Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut, 1981-1988. Internal consultant George Washington University, Washington, from 1989.
Richard and Anna (Salomon) Ebel. Married Sheila Krinsky (divorced May 1986). 1 child, Adam.