Bachelor, Anderson University, 1955. Bachelor's Degree, School of Theology, Anderson, Indiana, 1958. Master of Arts, Hartford Seminary, 1967.
Doctor of Philosophy, Hartford Seminary, 1970.
With educational administration, Church of God (Anderson, Indiana), India, Egypt, Kenya, 1960-1965;
associate professor, The Western College, Oxford, Ohio., 1970-1974;
assistant professor, Cleveland State University, 1975-1980;
associate professor, Cleveland State University, since 1980. Visiting professor Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota, 1974, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, 1975, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 1975. Consultant Cleveland Conference Religions, since 1986.
Public lecturer Cleveland area university and colleges, since 1975.
Member American Association of University Professors, American Academy Religion, Association for Transpersonal Psychology, Hermetic Academy, Abhishiktananda Society.
Married Elizabeth Jane Batdorf, August 15, 1953. Children: Judy Renée, Samuel Wesley, Steven Mark.