AB, University of California at Los Angeles, 1934. Master of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1951. Student, University Vienna, Austria, 1935.
Doctor of Education, University Southern California, 1962.
Assistant unit manager Hal E. Roach Studios, Culver City, California, 1937. Teacher Brentwood (California) Town and Country School, 1938-1940. Lecturer, associate professor theatre arts University California at Los Angeles, 1940-1966.
Theatre education specialist, dance consultant United States Office Education, 1965-1966. Dean College Fine Arts, Ohio University, 1966-1970. Associate director arts in education program JDR 3d Fund, 1970-1976.
Executive director American Theatre Association, Washington, 1976-1982. Consultant to dean College of Fine Arts University of California at Los Angeles, 1983-1986. Board governors American Playwrights Theatre, 1966-1972.
Chairman International Conference Theatre Education and Development, 1967. Trustee National Theatre Conference, 1967-1970. Board directors Arts and Business Council, New York City, 1973-1975, American National Theatre and Academy, since 1969, The Acting Company, 1976-1980, National Committee Arts for Handicapped, 1977-1979, Arts Research Institute.
American advisory board Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company. Consultant-examiner North Central Association. Member advisory committee on arts Harvard, 1974-1976.
Executive committee Alliance of Arts Education, 1976-1979. Original convener, jury member Common Wealth Award in THEATER, 1979-1985. Chairman theater branch Educational Testing Service, 1980-1985.
Consultant on theatre and arts to colleges, university and school districts.
Club director American Red Cross in N. Africa and Italy, 1943-1944. Fellow American Educational Theatre Association (award merit 1966, president 1957), American Council Arts in Education (founding fellow, president 1964-1965). Member American National Theatre and Academy (director since 1968), American Dance Guild (director 1975-1979), National Council Art Administrators (1st national award 1976), Latin American Studies Association, International Council Fine Arts Deans (emeritus), Psi Chi, Phi Kappa Psi.
Clubs: Players (New York City).
Married Martha Louise Godfrey, August 1938 (divorced 1951). Children: Patience, Charles Eric. Married Jeanne Carolyn Cagney, June 6, 1953 (divorced 1973).
Children: Mary Ann, Theresa Cagney.