Bachelor of Science in Education, Chicago State University, 1971; Master of Arts, Northeastern Illinois, 1974; Master of Education, DePaul University, 1982.
Data files clerk, VA, Chicago, 1962-1963; clerk, carrier, United States Post Office, Chicago, 1963-1969; teacher, Chicago Board Education, 1972-1995; retired, Chicago Board Education, 1995. Board directors Chicago Teacher Center, 1980-1985, Illinois State Teacher Center, Springfield, 1982-1983.
Board directors Friends of Oak Park Library., 1975. Commissioner Community Relations Commission, Oak Park, 1976, Northeast Illinois Planning Commission, Chicago, 1977. With United States Air Force, 1959-1962, Korea.
Member American Federation Teachers (delegate), Illinois Federation Teachers (delegate), Chicago Teachers Union (delegate, district superintendent since 1972), National Council Social Studies, American Legion, Alpha Phi Alpha, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Elaine Glenn, December 10, 1960. Children: Pamela, Herman II, Joseph, Tessa, Verna, Ivan.