Bachelor in Chemical Engineering., Polytechnic Institute Brooklyn, 1949. Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pittsburgh, 1964.
Research consultant United States Steel Corporation, Monroeville, Pennsylvania, 1952-1980. Director technical development Occidental Oil Shale, Inc., Grand Junction, Colorado, 1980-1982. President J. Feinman and Associates, Inc., since 1982.
Board directors, technical advisory committee Particulate Solids Research Incorporated, New York York City, 1977-1980.
Served as corporal United States Army, 1950-1952. Member American Institute Chemical Engineers, Iron and Steel Society of American Institute of Mining, American Chemical Society.
Son of Harry D. and Gertrude (Grushen) F. M.Leah Joanne Schafer, February 27, 1954. Children: Karen Sue, Mindy Ann, Gail Ruth.