Bachelor of Science, Ohio State University, 1943. Master of Education, University Delaware, 1956. Doctor of Education, University Pennsylvania, 1976.
Faculty, West Chester (Pennsylvania) U., 1956-1977; professor of history, West Chester (Pennsylvania) U., since 1977. Visiting faculty Peking (China) U., summer 1980, Hebrew U., Jerusalem, summer 1978. Lecturer in field.
Member West Chester School Board, since 1979. Member American Association for chinese Studies (trustee 1977), Ethnic Studies Institute, National Institute on the Holocaust, Association for Pakistan and India-Islamic Studies, Anne Frank Institute, Pi Gamma Museum.
1 child, Ronald Shur.