Bachelor of Science, South Dakot State University, 1960; Master of Fine Arts, University of Minnesota, 1965.
Instructor, St. Paul Art Center, 1965-1966; instructor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1966-1967; assistant professor, U. Georgia, Athens, 1967-1972; associate professor, Creighton U., Omaha, since 1972; chairman fine and performing arts department, Creighton U., Omaha, since 1989. Assistant director Haystack School Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine, summers 1965-1977, Penland (North Carolina) School Crafts, summer 1970. Artist in residence Penland School Crafts, 1981, 83, U. Notre Dame, 1984, Banff Centre for Arts, Alberta, Canada, 1986, Bemis Project/Alternate Worksite, Omaha, 1987, Lakeside (Michigan) Studios, 1987-1988.
Board of directors Nebraska Shakespear Festival, Omaha, since 1989, Omaha Symphony Association, since 1989. Member National Council on Education for Ceramic arts (board directors 1982-1983, president 1983-1990), Nebraska Crafts Council (founding).
Married Mary Jo Kittleson, June 12, 1965.