Bachelor, University Northern Colorado, 1963. Master of Arts, University Northern Colorado, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Iowa State University, 1971.
Master of Business Administration, Lake Erie College, 1988.
Postdoctoral fellow American Heart Association, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1971-1973, head section lipids, nutrition and metabolic disease department biochemistry division laboratory medicine, since 1973, clinical consultant department cardiology, senior staff division research, 1973-1981. Adjunct assistant professor department chemistry Cleveland State University, 1973-1975, clinical assistant professor, 1975-1977, clinical associate professor, 1977-1980, clinical professor, since 1980. Lecturer in field; chairman laboratory standardization panel National Cholesterol Education Program, National Institutes of Health.
Fellow Association Clinical Scientists, National Academy Clinical Biochemistry (board directors, George Grannis award 1981), American College Nutrition (board directors, council on nutrition and cardiovascular disease), Council on Atherosclerosis. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Heart Association, American Chemical Society, American Oil Chemists Society, American Association Clinical Chemistry (board directors, Young Investigator award 1977, Outstanding Contributions in Selected Area of Research award, 1988), American Society Clinical Pathologists (associate), Society Experimental Biology and Medicine, American Institute Nutrition, American Association Experimental Pathologists.
Married Jane Katherine Hershire, June 4, 1970 (divorced 1974), M. Kathleen Ruth Nielson, September 3, 1988.