Bachelor of Science, Arkansas Technology University, 1968. Master of Arts, Louisiana State University, 1970. Master of Fine Arts, Louisiana State University, 1973.
Assistant professor, Hardin-Simmons U., Abilene, Texas, 1971-1974; associate professor, Hardin-Simmons U., Abilene, Texas, 1974-1979; professor, Hardin-Simmons U., Abilene, Texas, since 1989. Director workshop Centre Arte Moderno, Guadalajara, Mexico, 1981, Creative Arts Club, Abilene, 1989, Texas Art Education Association, Abilene, 1989. Juror Abilene chapter American Institute of Architects, 1985.
Member Abilene Sculpture Selection Committee, 1982. Member cultural affairs committee Visual Arts Jury, since 1980. With United States Navy, 1956-1958.
Member Texas Association Schools Art, Southern Graphics Council, Contemporary Center Art.
Married Marilyn Rosetta Short, June 4, 1959. 1 child, Ira Donathan.