Bachelor of Science, Fairmont State College, 1959. Master of Arts, West Virginia University, 1964. DEd, West Virginia University, 1968.
Teacher Wicomico (Maryland) County School, 1960-1964, area center director, 1964-1967. From assistant professor to associate professor vocational education Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1967-1974, professor, since 1974, chairman department vocational education studies, 1974-1980.
Member American Vocational Association (life), Fluid Power Society (president St. Louis chapter 1984). Lodges: Rotary (president Carbondale club 1985).
Married Sylvia Messick, April 29, 1967. Children: Emily, Kathleen, Eileen Kerry.