Bachelor, Upsala College, East Orange, New Jersey, 1958. Postgraduate, University Vienna, 1959. Master of Arts, Brandeis University, 1961.
Doctor of Philosophy, Brandeis University, 1964.
Instructor philosophy and classics, Upsala College, 1962-1965; assistant professor philosophy, Upsala College, 1965-1969; associate professor philosophy, Upsala College, 1969-1979; professor philosophy, Upsala College, since 1979; associate dean, campus director Wirths Campus, Upsala College, Sussex, New Jersey, 1990-1995; Millicent Fenwick Research professor in education public issues, Monmouth U., since 1995. Adjunct professor Drew U., 1987.
Member Hegel Society of America, Leibniz Society of America, Phil. Education Society, National Association for Humanities Education.
Married Liza Ziemelis, May 27, 1961 (divorced January 1991). Children: Andra, Ronald Karlis, Maira, Deana, Silvia. Married Andrea Tschemplik, May 24, 1991.