Certified, The Cooper Union, New York City, 1949. Certified, Academy Grande Chaumiere, Paris, 1949. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Columbia University, 1955.
Instructor Brooklyn Museum, 1951-1955, Newark Museum, 1952-1955. With St. Bernards School, Gladstone, New Jersey, 1960—1966, Horace Mann School, New York City, 1964—1965. Chairman art department Ohio State University, Lima, 1966-1969.
Professor art department University Maryland, College Park, 1969-1996, University Honors professor, 1982-1994. Visiting artist College Creative Studies University California, Santa Barbara, 1975. Guest fellow Yale University, New Haven, 1979.
Founder, director Eagle Voice Center, Glenelg, Maryland, since 1979. Consultant National Institute Health, Bethesda, Maryland, since 1992. Lecturer National Forest Service, Portland, Oregon, since 1993.
Wisdomkeeper, Wisdomkeepers Group, Hot Springs, North Carolina, 1996-2006. Guest lecturer Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Goucher College, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2003-2006, United States Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, United States Commodities Futures Trading Commission, Mustardseed Foundation, Virginia. Presenter Housing and Urban Development office Native American programs, 2002-2003.
Member Center for Respect of Life and Environment (board advisors since 1989).
Married Paula Gerson, May 1, 1964. Children: Mary Roberts, William Cody.