Bachelor, St. Lawrence University, 1968;Master of Arts in Teaching, Cornell Univercity, 1970;Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell Univercity, 1973.
Professor, Empire State College State University of New York, Rochester, New York, 1973-1976;fellow, Boystown Center, Omaha, 1976-1979;professor College Human Development, Pennsylvania State University, State College, 1979-1985;president, Erikson Institute for Advanced Study in Child Development, Chicago, since 1985. Consultant National Science Foundation, American Medical Association, National Institute of Mental Health, National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse, National Black Child Development Institute, ABC-television's Good Morning American, 20-20, Newsweek, National Resource Center for Children in Poverty, several films.
Served as lieutenant United States Air Force, 1944-1945. Member of Commonwealth (San Francisco), Kiwanis, Masons, Shriners.
Married Diana Meacham (divorced 1951). Married Bernice L. Barsotti, August, 1952.